Israeli Navy salutes 38 new officers at ceremony in Haifa
JNS.org – The Israeli Navy welcomed 38 new officers to its ranks in a ceremony held at the Haifa Naval Base on Sunday evening.
The graduates of the 143rd Naval Academy course, who also completed university studies at the University of Haifa, will now be assigned as commanders of a variety of advanced ships, such as missile ships, patrol boats and submarines, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. declaration.
During the graduation ceremony, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said: “You have overcome physical, intellectual, professional and operational challenges. You are now at the end of a long and formative period. We trust you and are convinced that you will be up to any challenge.
Addressing recent events, Kochavi said that “The IDF has operated to recover escaped prisoners and continues to work hand in hand with the police, ISA [Israel Security Agency] and the Israeli Prison Service. Four of the prisoners have already been captured, and it is only a matter of time before the Israeli Security Forces and the IDF apprehend the two remaining prisoners.
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“We will not rest until the last of the terrorists is captured,” he promised. “We will not allow the terrorist organizations in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip to use this incident as a motive to harm civilians in the State of Israel. The IDF will defend the border with the Gaza Strip against any attack against Israel. “
The newly appointed commander of the Israeli Navy, Vice Admiral David Saar Salama, also spoke at the ceremony, saying: “Israel faces security threats and risks. The Navy, as a member of the IDF and as a key part of its power, is aware of the mission: a swift and decisive victory in any conflict. Our ability to meet the operational challenges we face rests on the same initial elements on which the Navy was founded, on a deep understanding of the meaning of our work and the love for our people, our sea and our land.