IDF receives new signals intelligence chief and special ops commander

July 12, 2016 04:02
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IDF soldiers

IDF soldiers walk together after leaving Lebanon near the Israel-Lebanon border in August 2006. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)


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The IDF announced a series of new appointments on Monday to senior posts, including commanders who will head up some of the most sensitive and classified military units.

• Col. A (not his full name) will become head of Unit 8200, the signals intelligence unit in Military Intelligence, and will become a brigadier-general.

• Col. G. will head up IDF’s special operations as a brigadier- general.

• According to a military statement, Brig.-Gen. Eran Niv will become the commander of the Judea and Samaria Division.

• Col. Guy Hazot will become commander of the Red Formation, which defends southern Israel down to Eilat).

• Col. Yaron Finkelman will become commander of the 98 Division, which is under Central Command.

• Brig.-Gen. Rafel Maloa has been named the next commander of the Galilee Division.

• Col. Eyal Qarim will become the next IDF Chief Rabbi, and will be promoted to the rank of brigadier-general.

• Col. Peleg Niago will become commander of Tel Nof airbase, near Gedera, and will be promoted to the rank of brigadier- general.

• Col. Tarif Bader will become chief medical officer and will be promoted to the rank of brigadier- general.

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