We are also preventing them from getting that weapon [guided missiles], not
absolutely, but to a very impressive extent
PM Netanyahu Attends Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Mossad Personnel at the
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Thursday, 6 December 2018),
at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, attended the annual ceremony to
honor outstanding Mossad personnel, and made the following remarks:
"We were in the north today, while we were neutralizing the Hezbollah
tunnels, just as we are also methodically doing with Hamas. Today, we expect
a UN decision against Hamas. I hope that it has a majority.
We expect not just condemnation of Hamas, but also the return of our
captives and our missing. They are always in our minds, as is every man and
woman who leaves on a mission for the country. They are dear to us and we
are committed to bringing them home.
Hezbollah has two tools. One is tunnels, and we are getting rid of them. The
other weapon is rockets, an imprecise weapon, but they also want precision
weapons. This changes the balance of power radically.
According to Hezbollah’s plans, they were already supposed to be equipped
with thousands of missiles but right now they only have a few dozen. The
reason that they only have a few dozen is, inter alia, sitting here in this
room. It is the combination of the Mossad, the IDF and our entire security
system. We are also preventing them from getting that weapon, not
absolutely, but to a very impressive extent.
As someone who approves countless operations of yours, I want to tell you
that I am proud of you and believe in you and how proud the people of Israel
are of you. The Mossad is fantastic and you are fantastic.”