Ya'alon: IDF not detached from economic reality'
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Gantz praises reservists
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Ya'alon: IDF needs to share burden of economic crisis

During ceremony in honor of contribution of reserve units, defense minister, IDF chief address impending cuts to defense budget; We will decrease training, cut positions,' Ya'alon says, adds 'will do everything we can to minimize damage to troops' capabilities'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon addressed cuts to the defense budget Thursday, during a ceremony honoring the contribution of IDF reserves, saying "The defense establishment and the IDF are not detached from the economic reality and need to share the responsibility."


"We will have to decrease training, cut positions and perhaps even discontinue the activity of military units. We will do everything we can to minimize any damage to the troops' capabilities."


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The IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz also spoke at the ceremony, as he told reservists: "Your commitment to the State and the army is tremendous. The IDF, needs prepared reservists now more than ever."


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IDF Chief Gantz (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)


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Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit


Gantz added "in light of the budget cuts, we are forced to change and adapt ourselves.


"At this time, we are facing instability and complex threats… I trust each and every one of us to contribute.



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