Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh to be Appointed Acting IDF Chief of Staff

Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh

Feb 2 (KATAKAMI.COM) — The Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense spoke with Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant on Tuesday night (Feb. 1) about their appreciation for him as a commander and IDF combatant based on whose strong capabilities and accomplishments was chosen to be the IDF Chief of Staff. In light of a recent decision made by the government’s legal advisor, however, as well its repercussions, the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense reached the conclusion that there was no option left but to cancel Maj. Gen. Galant’s appointment and begin the process of finding the next Chief of Staff again.

Minister of Defense Barak stated the decision to appoint the Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh as acting Chief of Staff will be made on Thursday, Maj. Gen. Naveh serving for a period of up to sixty days. Within this time the process of choosing a new Chief of Staff will be completed and he will begin his role.

Appointing Maj. Gen. Naveh to acting Chief of Staff was decided upon at the suggestion of the government’s legal advisor.

Source : IDF Website


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