In scaling back West Bank operation, IDF lowers expectations
It's not the army's job to prepare the public for the possibility that the search for the kidnapped teens won't end well, but IDF chief Gantz is doing just that.
Nearly two weeks after the kidnapping of three teenagers in the West Bank, the army is starting to lower expectations for the operation to bring the youths home safely. “As time passes, concern for their lives grows,” Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz told reporters Tuesday near Hebron, the West Bank city around where the search is focusing.
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