Outgoing Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said Sunday that he was leaving "with a feeling of fulfillment and with the knowledge that Israel's defense is in professional hands". He then added: "I have no doubt that the IDF will continue to focus on the fundamental issues."
Earlier today the government cancelled the appointment of General Yoav Galant to the role of IDF chief. The defense minister announced that Benny Gantz would take over the role subject to the Turkel Committee's approval. (Hanan Greenberg)