‘Those who act against us will feel our response,’ IDF chief says on Golan blast

At Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit a soldier wounded by an explosion on the Israel-Syria border on Tuesday. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

(JNS.org) “Those who act against us will feel our response,” Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Wednesday after Israeli jets struck targets in Syria in response to an explosive device laid on the Israel-Syria border that wounded four Israeli soldiers.

Speaking to students in the central Israeli town of Gan Yavne, Gantz referred to recent Syrian threats of retaliation and said he hopes they “stop with the nonsense.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon visited the wounded soldiers at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Maj. A. of the Paratroopers Brigade, who was wounded lightly in the incident, said, “I am awaiting the moment I can go back to my soldiers in the battalion.” His father told Israel Hayom, “If it were up to him, he would already be back at the battalion.”

Posted on March 20, 2014 .