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The IDF chief added that that the Israeli Air Force is "the strategic arm of the IDF; it can make our enemies pay, anytime, anywhere.”
Iron Dome battery (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the IAF's 166 flight course, Gantz said "All fronts – from south to north – are turbulent," Gantz noted. "In the face of a changing reality, we are required to be more prepared than ever."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the graduates and said, "We want peace and hold out our hand, but will not close our eyes or be delusional. We closely monitor what is happening within our borders.
"We have defensive and offensive capabilities, and we are prepared to use them if forced to. Whoever needs to know that we don’t only talk but also follow through, knows it."
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