Galant appointed head of OC Southern Command

Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant was appointed Thursday as head of OC Southern Command. Prior to his nomination, Galant served as the prime minister's military secretary, Israel Radio reported. Maj.-Gen. Dan Harel, whom Galant is replacing as head of OC Southern Command, orchestrated the disengagement from Gaza this summer, and will now be sent to Washington as a military attach .