Maj. Gen. Naveh said the IDF will intimidate and defend against enemies in "Iran, Hezbollah terror, Hamas rocket fire, and the uncertain reality in Syria and the Sinai"
"The challenges facing the Nahal Infantry Brigade and the IDF at large continue to grow, and the IDF must intimidate and defend against its enemies threatening to destroy us in Iran, Hezbollah terror organization gaining power in the north, terror activity at the borders and Hamas rocket fire in the south, and against the uncertain reality in Syria and the Sinai Peninsula" – said Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, last night, Wednesday (July 11) at a ceremony honoring the Nahal Infantry Brigade.
All Nahal Brigade officers attend the ceremony, as well as the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, high ranking officers of the Central Command, youth group representatives and bereaved families. One of the most diverse infantry units in the IDF, the Nahal Brigade is celebrating its 30 year anniversary. Brigade Commander, Col. Yehuda Fuchs, stressed the importance of the soldiers' contribution to security in the Middle East.
"The region is currently undergoing changes whose outcomes are still uncertain, though the skies are getting darker and more scenarios are becoming possible, some will test foundations that withstood for many years," said Col. Fuchs. "Victory in every battle and combat will not be simple. We will take risks, fight and target anyone who threatens to harm us," he said.
According to Col. Fuchs, "This reality calls for extreme readiness, organizational and operational flexibility, and preparation for the day the order comes. We are entrusted with the responsibility to train ourselves and our soldiers, so that we have the courage and the capability to withstand the most difficult, complex and dangerous challenges, so that when the day comes we will overcome out enemies and triumph."
Nahal Brigade commander surveyed current activity of the brigade, which is stationed in Judea and Samaria and recently held a brigade-wide drill in the Jordan River Valley and in the Golan Heights. "We are aware of the great responsibility we are entrusted with to train combat soldiers while avoiding taking unnecessary risks," he said. "We are aware of the great power we have in our hands, and of the rare human treasure we work with," he stressed, "Your loved ones gave us their lives, and we assure you we will do everything possible to defend our people and the State of Israel."