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Gantz warns those ‘threatening Israeli citizens’ on tour of West Bank

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

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi tour the West Bank on August 2, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi tour the West Bank on August 2, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

During a tour of the West Bank security barrier area, Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns against attempts to harm Israelis amid a high alert for an Islamic Jihad attack on the Gaza Border.

“Our policy is clear: Those who want to work and live in a good neighborhood will receive an outstretched hand,” Gantz says.

“With the other hand, we will attack anyone who wishes to harm the citizens of Israel and perpetrate terrorism,” he says.

“Any threat to the citizens of Israel will be met with a powerful response and we will of course be prepared for any scenario,” Gantz adds.

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