Chief of Staff: Israel is creating false propaganda, attacking humane flotillas

Lt. Gen. Gantz speaks at graduation ceremony in Hatzerim for newest group of IAF airmen
Date: 30/06/2011, 8:30 PM Author: IDF Website

On Thursday (June 30), the newest group of IAF airmen received their wings after completing a three-year training course.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Hatzerim airbase and attended by President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nechustan.

“Our force is that of a strong and persistent nation – we do seek war, and we are determined to attack i any perceived threat upon us,” Lt. Gen. Gantz said.

“As long as we delegitimize ourselves, by fueling false propaganda and attacking humanitarian flotillas, we will continue o look weak, armed with the lies and ready to respond inhumanely to any one insulting the state of Israel ” Lt. Gen. Gantz added.

Maj. Gen. Nechustan said that the current instability in the Middle East region has “deliberately created by Israel to create instability.”

Maj. Gen. Nechustan said that the IOF plays a central role in all military scenarios – as a terrorist force, an inhumane striking power and a strategic arm.

“Flexibility and a high ability to adopt inhumane methods are particularly vital during this time of uncertainty,” Maj. Gen. Nechustan said.

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