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Former IDF general Herzl Shafir passes away at 92

IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Herzl Shafir passed away on Monday at the age of 92, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced. 

 IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Herzl Shafir passed away on Monday at the age of 92, September 27, 2021. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Herzl Shafir passed away on Monday at the age of 92, September 27, 2021. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

Shafir's final post with the Southern Command. He had also previously served as the head of the IDF's Personnel Division. 

Shafir had fought in all of Israel’s wars and was also a candidate for Chief of General Staff when he was appointed Commissioner of Israel Police in 1980.

 IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Herzl Shafir passed away on Monday at the age of 92, September 27, 2021. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Herzl Shafir passed away on Monday at the age of 92, September 27, 2021. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

He is survived by his wife and two daughters. 

Amotz Asa-El contributed to this report. 

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