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Bennett to IDF brass: Israel’s ‘main mission’ is to hit Iranian regime, proxies

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (C), Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) and Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a meeting of the IDF General Staff Forum at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, January 20, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (C), Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) and Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a meeting of the IDF General Staff Forum at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, January 20, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with the IDF’s General Staff Forum at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv.

According to a statement from his office, Bennett outlined his “strategic view” on various security challenges facing Israel, “foremost the Iranian issue.”

“The prime minister stressed that the State of Israel’s main mission is to significantly hit the Iranian regime and its emissaries in the region,” the statement says, in apparent reference to Hezbollah, Hamas and others.

Also taking part in the meeting are Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.

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