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  3/19/2014, Adar Bet 17, 5774

Ya'alon Praises Navy Commandos, Vows Vigilance


Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud Beytenu) spoke Wednesday evening at a ceremony for the elite Shayetet 13 navy unit. He praised the daring mission to intercept the Klos C Iranian weapons ship two weeks ago. Ya'alon also mentioned Wednesday's conflict with Syria after a bomb wounded four soldier along the border prompting Israel to counterstrike against a Syrian training site. "Unfortunately, this is probably not the last time you will be required to work off the coast of Israel in order to stop the evil intentions of those that hate us," he stated. Ya'alon added that Israel would "respond with force to any attempt to harm Israeli citizens."