Defense minister tells IDF commanders to stand firm amid Hebron shooting firestorm

In the wake of the firestorm raging over the Hebron shooting of a downed attacker by an IDF soldier, and the soldier’s subsequent arrest, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon fired back on Tuesday against attacks from right-wing ministers and politicians who accused him and senior IDF commanders of abandoning soldiers.

During visit to IDF Central Command, Ya’alon told commanders that it is their duty to "prevent dark winds fro the outside to influence us," adding, "There is a struggle here over the character and image of the state of Israel, and Israeli society, in a way that influences the IDF.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Defense-minister-tells-IDF-commanders-to-stand-firm-amid-Hebron-shooting-firestorm-449649

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