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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Security Cabinet at the Golan Heights for a security briefing,

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Security Cabinet headed to the Mt. Avital overlook in the Golan Heights on Tuesday for a special security briefing by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, GOC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strick, and the commander of the IDF Bashan Division.


Unsurprisingly, few specifics were shared with journalists. “I am impressed by the major work the IDF is doing to defend our borders and our state,” Netanyahu said. “We want peace but we are prepared for any scenario and I suggest that no one test us.”

Netanyahu said he “similarly promised the widow of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l,” that Israel would “settle accounts” with her husband’s killer. “I want to praise the IDF, the ‘Yamam’ special ops division of Israel Police and the Israel Security Agency Shin Bet intelligence agency for doing exactly this,” he said.

“So it will be with the abhorrent murderer of Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal,” the prime minister promised. “We are all with his family, and his widow.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.