Meeting Between IDF Chief of Staff and Heads of the "Gaza Coast" Regional Council (IDF-ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCE) 01/30/05)
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IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya´alon, visited the Gaza Strip
today, January 30, 2005.
The Chief of Staff held a meeting with the head of the "Gaza Coast"
Regional Council, Mr. Avner Shimoni, and secretary generals of the
Israeli communities in the Gaza Strip, in the community of Neve
Dekalim. During the meeting, the Chief of Staff expressed his deep
appreciation for the local residents´ strength during four years of
combat, and emphasized that a halt in terror will benefit all sides.
In light of the incidents in which residents behaved badly towards
IDF soldiers, the Chief of Staff noted that he expects the leaders of
the communities to react decisively in condemning incidents of this
The Chief of Staff emphasized that the IDF is determined to continue
protecting the local residents, and fulfill all its duties, as
required by the political echelon. (Copyright © 2005 Israel Defense
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