Mon 04 Mar 2024 5:32 am - Jerusalem Time

A wave of resignations of senior Israeli officers, led by the second-in-command in Israeli army!

The Israeli website Now 14 said in a report published on Sunday, March 3, 2024, that the second man in the Israeli occupation army, Brigadier General Daniel Hagari, along with a large number of senior officials in the information system in the Israeli army, have announced their retirement from the army despite the continued Israeli war on Gaza, according to journalist Tamir Morgue, correspondent for the Israeli website Now 14.

A large number of officers recently announced their retirement from the unit responsible for information in the Israeli army, and these also include Moran Katz, a civilian who works as a spokeswoman for the Israeli army with the rank of colonel, and who also resigned from her position because “things did not go well at both levels professional and personal."

Among those who also announced their resignation was Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht, the Israeli army's spokesman for foreign media affairs. Hecht, a veteran and highly organised, announced his resignation after being replaced by someone else, which he was allegedly told in a harsh tone. Lieutenant Colonel Merav Granot Stoller also resigned after not being promoted, and this was also the case with Lieutenant Colonel Tsubia Moshkovich.

Before Hagari was appointed as spokesman for the Israeli army, he commanded the 13th Fleet unit, and was assistant to Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. In the past, he was also director of Benny Gantz’s office, when he served as chief of staff. He was appointed from the top in the elite unit, which at that time saw a commander. He comes from outside the unit's spearhead for the first time in its history.

Hagari was also appointed to the position of spokesman for the Israeli army without having served in any such position in the unit. This in itself is not a rare matter, but his relationships with former chiefs of staff who belong to a particular political party raise question marks, causing unrest within the unit, and it is likely that he was the reason for the resignation of several senior officials.

While Tamir Morgue, correspondent for the Now 14 website, confirms that the picture is complex, because this is a military regime, and sometimes officials reach retirement age and leave their positions without a specific reason, the number of officials who announced their retirement at once during the war is exceptional.


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A wave of resignations of senior Israeli officers, led by the second-in-command in Israeli army!