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February 5, 2012 11:06 am

New Israel Air Force Head Appointed

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IAF F-16 Aircraft. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz announced Sunday that Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel will serve as the next commander of the Israel Air Force. The appointment was approved by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Eshel, who currently serves as head of the IDF Planning Directorate will replace Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan when he steps down after four years in the post in April.

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