The president toured one of the Hamas tunnels recently uncovered on the border by the IDF, and was briefed on the military’s day-to-day activities in the area and on work to combat the tunnel threat.
Rivlin was accompanied by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, and Gaza Division commander Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fox.
Rivlin being briefed by top IDF commanders on the Gaza border (Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO)
“We will not tolerate any disturbance of the quiet, and in the face of any such disturbance we will respond swiftly and firmly,” Rivlin said during a meeting with dozens of soldiers of the Bedouin Tracker Unit, combat engineers, and from the Givati Brigade.
He went on to say that “On both sides of the border there are civilians who want to live in quiet and we will be sure that the citizens of Israel will continue to live in harmony. We do not seek war.”