On Tuesday, June 20, the chief of the General staff of the IDF Lieutenant General Gadi Gadi eizenkot spoke at the conference in the Interdisciplinary center in Herzliya.
Speaking about the situation in Gaza, the chief of staff said that Israel is not interested in the aggravation of the situation in the sector. «It is in our interest to Gas the electricity was 24 hours, î said Gadi eizenkot. – However, there would be a paradoxical situation if Israel paid for the electricity sector, and Hamas has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to build tunnels of terror».
According to the chief of the General staff, the main threat to Israel is Hezbollah, which receives modern weapons, including Russian-made. «Steps have been taken in order to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hizbullah, and such actions will be taken in the future», — said the Lieutenant-General Gadi eizenkot. He also confirmed that Israel sends humanitarian aid to Syria, but does not interfere in military operations.
Special attention Gadi Gadi eizenkot gave what he called «Iranian influence on everything that happens in the region.» According to the chief of the General staff, the regional interest is not only the defeat of the «Islamic state», and limit Iranian influence.
The chief of staff affected and tension in recent time, in the relationship between politicians and the military. «We are ready to listen and accept constructive criticism, one problem is that in recent times sounds not only business criticism,» said Gadi eizenkot.