Deterrence is “an elusive concept subject to the cruel judgment of the time,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi said.
"He was an excellent officer and should not have died in prison," Kohavi said.
"If the soldiers are not returned now, it will give legitimacy to never return them," Hadar Goldin's brother, Tzur said.
A reserves unit will be created based on the unit, to allow greater preparedness against future pandemics.
Security forces on Friday increased their alert level and sent more than two and a half extra battalions for reinforcements after two terrorists were killed.
The IDF Chief of Staff also recently canceled trip to DC.
This year, the attendance at the ceremony was limited to 5,000 people, under the Green Pass
Kohavi: "I wish a speedy, complete recovery to Itzik Saidian, a former Golani Brigade soldier who is hospitalized in serious condition" • A friend: "I blame the Rehabilitation Division directly
Since 2018, he serves as the OC of the IDF’s Aerial Defense Command.