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February 18, 2016 10:33 am

Israeli Defense Minister Supports IDF Chief’s Comments on Rules of Engagment

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, pictured, backed IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkott after he received criticism for his controversial comment on rules of engagement. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, pictured, backed IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkott after he received criticism for his controversial comment on rules of engagement. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon backed IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot on Thursday, after the latter was hit with harsh criticism from the right-wing for saying that he didn’t want “a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors.”

“We’ve been fighting for our national home for many years. We need a skilled force to deal with our enemies, but we must maintain our values,” Ya’alon said.

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