Gallant: IDF ready for combat now, but long-term damage possible’

Israel National News reports: “Defense Minister Gallant warned today (Monday) at a hearing in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee that the controversy surrounding the government’s planned judicial reforms could damage the IDF’s readiness for battle in the long term, but stated that for now, the army remains competent.

Kan News reported that the discussion, which lasted for about three hours, was particularly heated.

Minister Gallant said in the debate that ‘there is limited damage to the IDF’s competence in the short term, but there is a possibility of damage in the long term. The IDF is [currently] capable of any mission.’…”

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