Ya’alon, in farewell speech, says army ‘needs to stay human’

Outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon bid farewell on Sunday to the IDF chief of staff, Lieut. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, and the rest of the general staff. During a ceremony at IDF headquarters, he said "you provide Israel with a secure reality that allows the country to prosper. This forum can be proud of the successes that have brought relative security stability to Israel. That is due to the fact that sitting here is a balanced and responsible group of people, under the leadership of the chief of staff, that uses force intelligently.
"The threats have not ended and therefore there will be plenty of work for this forum in the coming years. But remember: an army needs to win, but it also needs to remain human. Even after the battle or the operation or the war, we need to maintain our values and remain human beings. I am confident that you will continue to lead and win."    

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