Tuesday, January 26th | 13 Shevat 5781

Subscribe
December 22, 2020 10:15 am

IDF Chief of Staff Warns Iran Attacking Israel Will Prove ‘a Very Costly Endeavor’

avatar by Israel Hayom / JNS.org

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi delivers a statement to the press at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Nov. 12, 2019. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi issued a stern warning to Israel’s enemies and particularly Iran on Monday, saying the Jewish state is well prepared to strike back “be it near or far.”

“Lately, we’ve noticed a rise in Iranian threats against Israel,” Kochavi said in remarks delivered during the IDF’s Operational Achievements Awards.

“If Iran and its partners, members of the radical axis, either directly or by proxy, will take action against the State of Israel, they will find themselves in a very costly endeavor,” he said.

“The IDF will strike all those involved in activities against the State of Israel or against Israeli targets, whether in part or in full, be it near or far. I say these things simply, clearly and with complete commitment: our retaliatory steps have been prepared and rehearsed. I advise our enemies not to test us.”

Related coverage

January 25, 2021 11:10 am
0

Israel Extradites Sex-Crime Suspect Leifer to Australia

A former Australian school principal accused of sexually assaulting students was extradited to Australia on Monday under an order from...

The military chief further addressed an incident on Saturday night in which an IDF soldier refrained from shooting a terrorist who hurled a Molotov cocktail at him from point-blank range.

“We must see victory as a value,” Kochavi stressed. “We must see it as a compass that guides us in every activity. The concept of victory isn’t only applicable to war. It is an essential part of the soldier’s identity and a unit’s operation every day. Every soldier facing an enemy, routinely or in war, must act sharply, engage, and thwart any threat.”

The soldier was dismissed from his unit on Sunday.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.