Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bennett reads out embarrassing Blue and White quotes from Protective Edge in Knesset - Mordechai Sones

by Mordechai Sones

Blue and White heads exit Knesset plenum as DM reads protocols that include unintelligible Gantz statement under pressure of Gaza operation.

DM Yaalon and Chief of Staff Gantz during Protective Edge
DM Yaalon and Chief of Staff Gantz during Protective Edge                                                                                 Flash 90
Yamina Chairman Defense Minister Naftali Bennett read today at the Knesset plenum embarrassing and confused quotations by Blue and White leaders from cabinet hearing minutes during Operation Protective Edge.

Among other things, the words of Benny Gantz and Moshe (Boogie) Ya'alon, who served as IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister respectively, were cited from the State Comptroller's report.

Bennett cited in this connection statements by Defense Minister Ya'alon at the time, calling for no action against the Gaza Islamic attack tunnels while cautioning against "miscalculation".

Bennett also quoted a statement by Gantz that he called unintelligible: "Gaza has an offensive threat, but it's not an offending threat. They have dozens of tunnels, we know about others, we can't find them. They don't have too much meaning, it's hundreds of organized terrorists who come to attack, I don't think they want broad escalation."

Video of Bennett reading the embarrassing quotes from Operation Protective Edge (Hebrew)  
Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Mordechai Sones

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/275800

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