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  7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771

'We Burst Halutz's Balloon'


A bereaved father who furiously upbraided former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz during a memorial ceremony this week told Arutz Sheva that he does not regret his actions. “He had five years to visit [bereaved families] but he didn't.... He didn't come to the ceremony out of caring, he came as a test balloon, to see if things had blown over. Yesterday we burst his balloon.”

The father, Yoav Tzur, lost his son Itamar in service in the Second Lebanon War. During Monday's ceremony he yelled at Halutz, saying among other things, “We didn't see you for five years, and now you suddenly show up?... What did you do before the war? We don't forget! All the hugs will not help, you won't make it into politics.”