Aviv Kochavi officially takes reins as IDF chief, in ceremony

Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi was officially installed as IDF chief of staff on Tuesday at a ceremony in the Kiriya military complex in Tel Aviv. The ceremony, which ceremoniously handed the reins of the army from Maj.-Gen Gadi Eisenkot to Kochavi, was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other members of the security establishment.
"I leave after meriting to serve as head of the army I joined as a soldier," Eisenkot began his farewell address at the ceremony.
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