Liberman warns Israel's foes: Don't test us

New Defense Minister embarks on first tour of IDF Northern Command, vows to maintain the calm along Syrian, Lebanese borders.

Uzi Baruch ,

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman tours IDF Northern Command
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman tours IDF Northern Command
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As he continues to familiarize himself with the realities on the ground, freshman Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman conducted his first official tour of the IDF's Northern Command since taking office, together with IDF Chief of Staff General Gadi Eizenkot.

During his trip, Liberman heard security assessments from the Chief of Staff, as well as the head of the IDF's Northern Command General Aviv Kochav and other senior commanders.

Speaking at the conclusion of the tour, Liberman commended Israel's military forces in the north, remarking: "I heard today several assessments of this region, which is always calms, and I can say that our northern border in in good and safe hands.

Liberman said he was "impressed" with the IDF's extensive planning and warned Israel's enemies "not to test us."

"The IDF's role here is to protect the security and calm along the northern border, and that is what we are doing."

"I don't have any plans other than to safeguard the quiet" along the border, Liberman added. "I hope that everyone understands that well - including our neighbors. In any event, I don't advise anyone to test us."