Heads of IDF southern, homefront commands visit Sderot

The heads of the IDF’s Southern Command and Home Front Command visit the southern town of Sderot, which was buffeted by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip yesterday and today.

Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi and Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Yadai speak with the mayor of the town, Alon Davidi, and visit one rocket impact site, the army says.

Halevi praises the residents of the city and the local government for standing up to “challenging situations.”

The head of the IDF’s Southern Command Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi, center-left, speaks with Sderot mayor Alon Davidi, center-right, during a visit to the southern town, which was hit repeatedly with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on August 9, 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)

“In the past day, we have conducted significant attacks against the Hamas terror group,” Halevi says.

“We are prepared for every eventuality and will continue to do whatever is required in order to ensure the safety of [Sderot] residents and to strengthen the feeling of security. I trust in the resilience of residents of the Gaza periphery and call on them to continue to adhere to the Home Front Command’s instructions,” he adds.

— Judah Ari Gross

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