Labor party leader Shelly Yacimovich on Wednesday responded with "great sorrow" to the death of Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, describing the former IDF chief of staff as "an officer and a gentleman, a revered leader and exceptional person."

Yacimovich hailed Lipkin-Shahak's integral role in maintaining Israel's security, but also highlighted his moral character, saying he was an honest and decent person who was beloved by all.

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She concluded by sending her condolences to Lipkin-Shahak's wife Tali and their five children.