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Gantz goes down south, calls for return to deterrence

Blue and White chief Benny Gantz paid a visit down south, where he backed Israel’s military operation, according to a statement released by his office.

“There is consensus regarding the operational needs and I totally back the actions of the state of Israel … The goal is to reach a return to deterrence — the end of this battle needs to be very strong deterrence. When we need to fight, we’ll fight, and when we need to get to good neighbor relations, well do that as well. But don’t be mistaken — on the other side are terrorists, not Mother Theresa. They are shooting at areas where civilians are living on purpose.”

Benny Gantz, center, meeting residents of southern Israel on November 13, 2019. (Elad Malka/Blue and White)

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