Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressing IDF officers school graduation on Thursday

Lapid warns enemies, Israel stronger and more resilient

Prime minister tells IDF officer's graduation course Israeli's strength is when they stand together, says rebuilding trust in IDF, Police, courts and most of all in each other; Gantz tells Lebanon it is responsible for Hezbollah aggression

Itamar Echner |
Published: 07.07.22, 19:13
Prime Minister Lapid said Israel was stronger than all its enemies and will not hesitate to use force against them.
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  • Speaking at the IDF officer's school graduation on Thursday, Lapid said Israel was faced with many threats to its security but its enemies should know the Israeli people are stronger than any internal strife and will stand together.
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    ראש הממשלה יאיר לפיד טקס סיום קורס קצינים
    ראש הממשלה יאיר לפיד טקס סיום קורס קצינים
    Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressing IDF officers school graduation on Thursday
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    "One of the things thought to IDF officers in their training is that you cannot win on your own," Lapid said. "If you want to be trusted, you must have trust in your troops and your commanders. Our mission as a society is to renew trust in our democracy, in the IDF, the police and the courts and most of all in each other," the prime minister said.
    Defense Minister Benny Gantz, addressing the same ceremony on Thursday, said Lebanon was responsible for aggressions from the Iran backed Hezbollah group emanating from its territory.
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    יאיר לפיד ובני גנץ בטקס סיום קורס קצינים
    יאיר לפיד ובני גנץ בטקס סיום קורס קצינים
    Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz at the IDF officer's school graduation ceremony on Thursday
    (Photo: Herzl Yosef)
    "Hezbollah should know that its actions in the service of Iran, might be devastating first of all, to the interests of the Lebanese people," the defense minister said adding that Israel was capable of defending its assets and would not hesitate to act in its defense, after the IDF shot down Iranian made drones launched by Hezbollah at the Karish gas field.
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    IDF downs Hezbollah drone targeting Karish gas filed last week
    IDF downs Hezbollah drone targeting Karish gas filed last week
    IDF downs Hezbollah drone targeting Karish gas filed last week
    (Photo: IDF)
    Earlier on Thursday, the IDF revealed a Hezbollah drone targeting the Karish gas filed was shot down by the IDF last week . the incident preceded the launch of three drones over the weekend.
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