Brig.-Gen.Yitzhak Turgeman was appointed the new commander of the IDF’s 36th
Armored Division, based on the Golan Heights, on Wednesday night, and warned of
complex regional challenges the division will face.
During a ceremony at
the division’s base in the Golan, the outgoing division commander, Brig.-Gen.
Tamir Heiman, said, “The war in Syria has created new challenges, and we’ve
created an aggressive line along the border.
To our neighbors I say that
we are committed to defending the Golan Heights, its residents, and visitors,
and we will not compromise on their security.”
Heiman is set to become
the head of the Doctrine and Instruction Division at the IDF’s Operation
In his address, Turgeman said the division he is about to command
is facing the most complex challenges in the Middle East today.
uncertainty leaves us no choice but to be fit and ready for any challenge that
develops in this arena,” he said.