IDF chief of staff backs PM on detente with Turkey

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz expressed on Sunday supportfor Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to reach a detentewith Turkey through an apology over the result of the naval raid onthe Turkish flotilla.
"The cutting of relations have many consequences, and the primeminister acted correctly," Gantz said. At the same time, the chief ofstaff stressed that fully supported the actions of naval commandos whoparticipated in the raid on violent IHH activists on board the MaviMarvara ship in 2010.
He described the raid as "professional, determined, and ethical. Anyother army would have completed this with dozens of dead. Thecommandos carried out a good operation," Gantz added.
He expressed confidence that the commandos understood the factors thatled the prime minister to reach out to Turkey.