Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz warned of Regional instability at ceremony in the Galilee on Wednesday:. He stated, "The attack on the Israel - Egypt border once again reminds us of the dangers of Middle East instability." He praised what he called the "quick and accurate intelligence and operational forces" who defeated the infiltrating terrorist band within 15 minutes.
"The terrorist plot to harm Israeli citizens continues. Therefore the IDF continues to stand powerfully prepared and ready to provide operational response to any scenario," he stated.