Netanyahu Commemorates Yom Kippur War: "Israel Will Defend Itself, By Itself, Against Any Threat"

(Prime Minister's Office) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday attended the state memorial ceremony for the fallen of the 1973 Yom Kippur War on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem. He said: "The current focus of aggression in the Middle East is the Iranian regime in Tehran. Iran is striving to tighten its grip in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the Gaza Strip. It is relentlessly arming itself. It is equipping its proxies with dangerous weaponry. It is attacking freedom of navigation in international shipping lanes. It downed a large American UAV. It mounted a crude and unprecedented attack on Saudi oil fields." "Iran threatens to wipe us off the map. It says explicitly: 'Israel will disappear.' It has tried to attack us repeatedly; therefore, we must stand ready to defend ourselves against danger....We will always remember and implement the basic rule that has guided us: Israel will defend itself, by itself, against any threat. The IDF is prepared to preempt any threat, defensively and offensively, with crushing strength, in weaponry and in spirit."

2019-10-11 00:00:00

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