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Gantz meets with IDF, Shin Bet heads after deadly terror attack

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Military chief Aviv Kohavi (right), Defense Minister Benny Gantz (center), and Shin Bet head Ronen Bar hold an assessment at the IDF's Southern Command HQ in Beersheba, August 5, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Illustrative: Military chief Aviv Kohavi (right), Defense Minister Benny Gantz (center), and Shin Bet head Ronen Bar hold an assessment at the IDF's Southern Command HQ in Beersheba, August 5, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has held a snap meeting with military chief Aviv Kohavi and the head of the Shin Bet security agency, Ronen Bar, following this morning’s deadly terror attack near Ariel.

Gantz’s office says he “emphasized the importance of quick actions in the area following the attack to restore a sense of security, as well as the need to act quickly against those involved if there were any, and against the terrorist’s associates.”

His office adds that Gantz called to “accelerate” operational and intelligence efforts in the West Bank to foil further attacks.

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