On video: hundreds of thousands demonstrated across the country (photo: Reuven Castro, Avi Rokah, Uri Sela)
Chief of Staff Hertzi Halevi spoke today (Sunday) with the new recruits to the IDF against the background of the legal revolution and told them, "In this period, service in the IDF is more meaningful.
The People's Army takes on a different meaning these days, and each of you enlists in the IDF today with a dual mission - on the one hand, maintaining the security of the country, and on the other hand, no less important - to keep the IDF uniform, cohesive and united." Halevi concluded,
" Our strength comes when we are together - that's the only way our country can prosper." This, against the background of the reservists' protest, in which fighters, soldiers and commanders said that they would stop serving in the reserves if the legal revolution passes. "Today you are going from wearing civilian clothes to wearing uniforms," continued the Chief of Staff "To.
"You get out of here and leave your differences and personal opinions outside, starting today you act according to the spirit and values of the IDF when we have one task in front of us - to defend the State of Israel."
Halevi with new recruits at the recruiting office, today (photo: IDF spokesperson)
Halevi's words come against the background of a protest against the legal revolution, which is gaining momentum from reservists who refuse to continue serving as long as the legislation promoted by the government continues.
Following the expansion of the protest by soldiers, last night Defense Minister Yoav Galant called for a halt to the legislation in his first public statement.
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