Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited Israel's northern border on Tuesday in his first tour since entering his new office.
“We don’t have other plans beyond maintaining the calm situation,” said the Yisrael Beytenu chairman. “I hope that everybody understand this well, also our neighbors. In any event, I don’t recommend that anybody try and test us.”
While on the border, Lieberman was briefed by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, GOC Northern Command, Maj. Gen Aviv Kochavi, Commander of the Northern Corps Maj. Gen Tamir Hyman and other senior commanders.
At the end of the tour, the defense minister said: “I have received briefings about this area, which is always a sensitive one. I can say that our northern border is in good and safe hands. I was impressed by the assessments, the preparedness and the plans. The job of the IDF is to protect the security and the calm on the northern border, and that is what we are doing.”