Gantz unanimously approved as next chief of General Staff

February 13, 2011 11:24

The government unanimously approved the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Benny Gantz as the IDF's 20th chief of General Staff on Sunday.

Gantz was tapped as chief of staff last week after former OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant’s nomination was withdrawn over allegations he illegally seized land next to his home in Moshav Amikam.

He will assume the IDF's top post on Monday following a ceremony with outgoing Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

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