General: IDF Readying New Tools against Gaza (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 03/22/12)
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The Head of the IDF´s Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Russo, said
Thursday that the IDF is working on new "tools" for use against the
terrorists in Gaza.
In a meeting between the Southern Command´s top brass and the heads
of local government in the south, Maj. Gen. Russo said that "The
south was the first to experience the dramatic change that followed
the Arab rebellion in the past year."
"We must understand that the Arab rebellion is neither a tsunami nor
a passing wave – but a stormy sea that requires us to develop a full
response to all of the security challenges," he explained. "And we
have good operational capability. The IDF can provide the response to
the instability in Egypt and Gaza."
"All in all, in the last year we have advanced quite a few things,
security-wise, around Gaza, like the alerts for mortar shells and
Iron Dome. As far as the attack mode is concerned there are many
tools we have not yet used, and we are preparing them. The IDF is
ready for every scenario, as regards the attack mode."
Russo said that in terms of casualties from enemy actions, Israel is
currently in the quietest period it has known since it was
established. "And yet one does not feel this," he noted. "Part of the
aims of the other side is to hurt morale and civilian life in the
country and we must not let that happen." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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