“I don’t want to launch an operation, but there is a good chance that we will have no other option but to go in so that we can create durable deterrence,” he told Army Radio.
“For the defense industries this campaign (Operation Protective Edge) is like drinking a very strong energy drink — it simply gives them tremendous forward momentum. Combat is like the highest seal of approval when it comes to the international markets. What has proven itself in battle is much easier to sell. Immediately after the operation, and perhaps even during, all kinds of delegations arrive here from countries that appreciate Israel’s technological capabilities and are interested in testing the new products.”
‘They’re terrorists, their age doesn’t matter.’
“age doesn’t matter, they’re terrorists and the danger they create must be prevented” he said.
“There is no difference between burning kites and a Qassam rocket, and we should not tolerate the kites.”
“we must return to targeted assassinations,” he continued, “Kite terror is very serious, and whoever sends them should fear for their life.”
“It began spontaneously. We never thought we would achieve such good results,” he said. “The idea is simple: use the simplest tools to cause damage and losses on the Occupation.”
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