The Weekend Leader - 'Israeli people's commitment helped counter Arab attacks'

'Israeli people's commitment helped counter Arab attacks'



The dedication and commitment of Israeli people for their country has always helped them to counter the attacks of their Arab enemies.

Even in the war, they repaired and refurbished the tanks rapidly to fight against the superior armour of the enemy.

These views were expressed by military experts in a discussion titled 'Defending Against Formidable Odds: The Golan Heights, 1973' on the concluding day of the Military Literature Festival 2019 here on Sunday.

Lauding the spirit of nationalism of Israelis, Maj Gen Yoshi Ben-Hannan shared his experience of war with the help of motivating presentation.

While initiating the discussion, moderator Lt General K.J. Singh said that young Israelis are very keen to join the army to serve their nation and they don't hesitate to sacrifice their lives for their motherland.

He added that they are one of the best examples to follow if one wants to work for the security of his or her country.

Maj Gen Ben-Hannan, while narrating his days in war, said he had only 10 tanks in the beginning but as they started performing well by hitting enemy tanks, they were joined by the tanks from other battalions too.

He added that with their 10 tanks, they had targeted more than 90 tanks of the enemy.

Lt General I.S. Singha also acclaimed that spirit of Israeli youth and informed that every year 60,000 Israeli boys and 60,000 girls qualify for the army service which is another inspiring aspect for nations like India.

He added that it is not the religion which is uniting them, it is their language which infuses the spirit of nationalism in them.

While talking about the situation of war, Lt Gen Singha claimed that it required 10-day advance notice for any army to prepare for war but Israel got only a few hours notice.

He added that an intelligence officer should never be overconfident as the result of the war depends a lot upon his inputs.IANS 

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