Israel names new chief for its armed forces

November 29, 2014 4:13 PM

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Israel names new chief for its armed forces

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Saturday announced the appointment of a new chief of staff of its armed forces, Major-General Gadi Eisenkot, who has spent much of his operational career confronting Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.

Eisenkot, 54, currently deputy to incumbent chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, will take over in February when Gantz completes his four-year term.

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