Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday that he currently has no intention of scaling back the West Bank operation to find the three missing Israeli teens, and said that finding the boys was still the IDF's first priority. During a tour at the Lebanon border Ya'alon said "it is just a matter of time until we find the boys and their abductors, but it takes patience".
Ya'alon also addressed the tension at the Israeli-Syrian border and laid the responsibility with the Syrian army. "Every violation of our sovereignty in the Golan Heights will be answered with a harsh response against Assad forces, just as we did in the past and will continue to do in the future". (Ahiya Raved)