Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Gantz visits warship that helped intercept Hezbollah drones, meets Navy chief
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz pays a visit to the Saar 5 Class Corvette INS Eilat stationed at the Haifa naval base, after it was involved in intercepting several Hezbollah drones earlier this month.
Gantz meets with Navy chief Maj. Gen. David Salama to hold an assessment on navy matters, and with Sgt. Shachar Furman, who intercepted one of the drones heading for the Karish gas field on July 2.
“The Defense Minister thanked the commander of the Navy and the soldiers for their activities and significant operational achievements,” a statement from Gantz’s office says.