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Ya'alon: Israel facing 'internal threat'

Image of former Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon [Marc Müller/Wikipedia]
Former Israeli Minister Moshe Yaalon, 6 April 2017 [Marc Müller/Wikipedia]

Former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon announced on Friday that Israel is not currently facing an "external, but internal" threat, the Akka news website reported.

Ya'alon, who served thirty-seven years in the Israel Defence Forces, rising to the position of chief of the general staff, posted on Twitter: "I do not think that there are external existential threats to Israel. We must understand that the current existential threat is not external, but internal."

He added: "The existential threat is represented in incitement, division, deception culture and corruption."

The former official stressed: "This issue is left for us… It is our responsibility."

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