Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan
Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan Eliran Aharon

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan (Jewish Home) spoke to Arutz Sheva about the violent riots along the Israel-Gaza border on Monday.

"I thank the IDF soldiers and commanders for their their determined actions near the Gaza border," Ben Dahan said. "Hamas continues sending children to the border fence, while their leaders sit in their comfortable offices. The IDF is the most moral army in the world, and works hard to avoid causing deaths."

"It's not surprising that Iran is behind the terror attacks against Israel. Iran's goal is to send its terror emissaries around the Middle East, especially to Israel."

Ben Dahan also slammed the Meretz party's decision not to attend the inauguration of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.

"It's sad that on a day like today, the Meretz party prefers to reiterate its absurd ideas that moving the Embassy, or any other external factor, is the cause of terror," he said, noting that the real reason for terror is "the murderous aspiration to eliminate the State of Israel."

"The IDF will do everything possible to prevent Hamas terrorists from infiltrating Israel through the border fence."

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