Defense Minister: Israel will be able to celebrate in quiet

Minister Liberman visits soldiers stationed near Bethlehem, thanking soldiers ahead of the holiday. 'We can celebrate thanks to them.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Liberman, today
Liberman, today
Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrived this afternoon at the Herodion post with the head of the Central Command, Major General Nadav Padan, and met with the Armored Corps soldiers stationed there to express his thanks to IDF soldiers responsible for the security of the Bethlehem area south of Jerusalem, including the community of Nokdim, where he lives.

The defense minister gave his wishes of "a sweet and happy year for all IDF soldiers and for the entire security establishment. I came today to say thank you personally to the Herodion Company, whose soldiers accompany me and many others, every day, and I am aware of the missions I have caused for them in addition to all their routine work.”

“The fact that all the people of Israel will be able to sit around their tables today and celebrate the new year quietly and in security is mainly thanks to IDF soldiers, who will continue to patrol and protect us all.

“In Judea and Samaria, even in recent days, almost every day we have arrested suspects and have prevented terrorist attacks 24/7, all thanks to the concerted and intensive work of our soldiers, which enables us to truly exist, to rejoice and develop. Thank you all, have a sweet and happy new year."