Almog report expected to slam Adam, Gantz and Ashkenazi

But report will likely not recommend personal sanctions against the three.

November 30, 2006 23:45
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Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog is to present the General Staff with the conclusions of his probe into the kidnapping of reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser at IDF Headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday. Afterward, Brig.-Gen. Gal Hirsh, commander of the Galilee Division at the time of the Hizbullah attack on July 12, will appear before a panel of generals, which will decide if he can remain in the IDF. Almog is expected to present critical findings regarding the performance of Military Intelligence and the Operations Directorate before the attack and abductions. He is expected to criticize not only former OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam, but also his predecessors since the IDF's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000 - including OC Ground Forces Command Maj.-Gen. Benny Gantz and Maj.-Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi, currently the Defense Ministry's director-general. But Almog is not expected to recommend any personal sanctions against the officers. In his first report, submitted to General Staff two weeks ago, Almog recommended that Hirsh resign from the IDF. Hirsh quit before the findings were made public but has since changed his mind. On Friday, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz and other generals will decide whether Hirsh can remain in the army.

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