Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu visited the Golan Heights on Wednesday and observed an Israel Defense Forces exercise in the region that borders Syria.
“The exercise we are doing here is not theoretical,” Netanyahu told soldiers from the IDF’s Golani Brigade. “The reality around us is changing at tremendous speed. [The situation] is explosive and dynamic and we need to be prepared accordingly.”
Netanyahu said the IDF needs to be ready to dictate situations in line with developments.
“We are not looking to challenge anyone, but no one will harm the State of Israel without [receiving] a strong and decisive response,” he said.
Netanyahu said battles are won by determination and “the ability to break the enemy and at the decisive moment instill in them the fear of death. That’s how battles are won.”
“I hope they won’t test us, but if they do … I’m sure we will meet every challenge,” Netanyahu said.
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