After a series of attacks in which three Israelis were killed in three days, Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant arrived today at the Central Command base in Jerusalem. He conducted a situation assessment with the Central Command General and senior members of the security system, and later held a meeting with the heads of the authorities in Judea and Samaria.
In the situation assessment, attended by Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Amir Baram, Central Command Chief General Yehuda Fox, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Major General Rasan Alian, Civil Administration Head Sub-Lieutenant General Fares Attila, and senior officer in the Central Command, the Minister of Defense was briefed on the details of the ongoing pursuit after the perpetrator of the attack in Hawara. Emphasis was placed on intensifying efforts to seize weapons throughout Judea and Samaria. Gallant discussed the reinforcement of forces to protect the roads and settlements, underlining the importance of dismantling the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks.
I appreciate your support
In his meeting with the heads of the authorities, the Minister of Defense expressed his appreciation for the unequivocal support provided to the security forces. Minister Gallant stated that this support holds crucial significance in his view, both for the residents and the soldiers.
Minister Gallant expressed his commitment to strengthening the settlements and presented to the heads of the councils the steps currently being taken at the Ministry of Defense, including enhancing security components, improving infrastructure and roads, easing the passage at crossings, and providing protection for student transportation vehicles.
The meeting was attended by: Director General of the Ministry of Defense Lieutenant General (res.) Eyal Zamir, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Defense Major General (res.) Mordechai Benita, Chairman of the Judea and Samaria Council and Head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council - Shlomo Ne'eman, Mayor of Ariel - Eli Shviro, Head of the Samaria Regional Council - Yossi Dagan, Head of the Binyamin Regional Council - Yisrael Gantz, Head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council - David Elhayani, Head of the Beit El Local Council - Shai Alon, Head of the Har Adar Local Council - Haim Mendel Shaked, Head of the Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council - Aryeh Cohen, Head of the Maale Ephraim Local Council - Shlomo Lalush, Head of the Sha'ar HaShomron Local Council - Avi Ro'eh, Head of the Karnei Shomron Local Council - Yigal Lahav, Head of the Oranit Local Council - Nir Bartal, Head of the Beit Aryeh Local Council - Yehuda Alboim, Zev Hever (Zambish), Secretary-General of the Settlement Movement, and other professionals in the security system.