In a response to recent statements by the Iranian leaders to eradicate Israel and remove the cancerous tumor of Israel, the Israeli Defense Force Chief of General staff Lt. General Benny Gantz, in a not so veiled threat to Iran, said today that those who believe they can eradicate Israel will face the brunt of Israeli power.
"These days, the state of Israel and its residents are being threatened. These threats indicate a mistaken evaluation of our strength and capabilities," Gen. Gantz said. "Those who believe they can eradicate Israel and act on these beliefs will face the brunt of the IDF power," he added. (AFP, 22 August)
Gantz's remarks come just days after Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the "cancerous tumor" of Israel is the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today.
And last week Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Israel was a cancerous tumor that “will soon be excised.”
Photo Credit: IDF Chief of the General Staff Benny Gantz in a July 2012 file photo (Miriam Alster/Flash90/The Times of Israel