IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz referred to the attacks against haredi soldiers: "It's insane and unacceptable that this is how soldiers go home. There is no place for bullying in our society and we must do everything to end this." Gantz made the remarks at a Manufacturers Association convention.
Gantz also discussed military budget cuts: "In my 12 years in the General Staff I don't recall such changes, but our flexibility is not infinite. We'll have to make adjustments while making use of this period in which the offensive threat isn't high." (Yoav Zitun)