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Use ‘every tool’ to secure Israel: PM to new IDF chief

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday asked his new Israel Defence Forces (IDF) chief to use “every tool” at his disposal to secure the Jewish state, warning that only the strong “survive” in the tumultuous Middle East.

During a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence to handover Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot the charge of IDF, Netanyahu said the next four years would be more dangerous than the previous four. Israel “will need every tool, every man, because the Middle East around us has no mercy for the weak. Only the strong survive,” said Netanyahu.

“I have no doubt that the responsibility, the determination and the experience that characterise you will serve you and us in dealing with the great challenges before us,” he said.


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