The Givati Brigade infantry troops completed on Wednesday a week-long large-scale divisional exercise. Givati Brigade Commander Col. Ofer Levy said "The exercise was very challenging. The level of difficulty was double of what lies ahead." IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz stated that he was impressed by the fighters and officers. "I am pleased to see that officers are continuing the trend to increase the readiness and competence of our soldiers in different areas," he said.