Former chief of staff Dan Halutz said, last week, that he was not excited at reports Hizbullah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah, was suffering from an illness. Speaking to young members of the hareidi-religious community, he noted that the Shi'ite sheikh had not seen the light of day in about seven years, since the Second Lebanon War. Halutz said Israel has a good idea where Nasrallah is, noting that Nasrallah was a target during the war. The former Air Force chief said that he hoped, for Nasrallah's sake, that Nasrallah would not try to start another war because Israel would be more accurate than last time.
Regarding increased service for hareidim, He said that he preferred the outline of Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid over that of former chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon, explaining that Ya'alon had a political perspective and even though he was chief of staff, that was no guarantee of objectivity. He said there were a number of chiefs of staff in politics and there was no connection with what they did as chief of staff and what they are doing as politicians. He said Hatenu'ah Chairwoman Tzipi Livni entered the coalition too quickly and bought a bill of goods which she will never receive.