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  5/28/2013, Sivan 19, 5773

Gantz to Discuss Security Situation with Defense C'tee


Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces will discuss the dangers that can be expected as a result of deterioration of the situation on Israel's border with Syria during a scheduled defense review before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. The latest development is the establishment of a base near the border by Al-Qaeda-connected Syrian rebels.

Gantz will also discuss how Israel plans to deal with the possible scenarios. The review will also cover the challenges Israel faces in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), Gaza and Sinai. Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman is scheduled to comment on a number of defense and diplomatic matters at the beginning of the meeting. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is scheduled to appear before the committee on Monday.