- In Unusual Document, Army Chief Hails Israel’s ‘Success’ in Latest Gaza Operation — Nine Family Members Killed by Mistake in an Israeli Strike Not Mentioned
by Yaniv Kubovich, https://www.haaretz.com/
Nine family members killed by mistake in an Israeli strike are not mentioned in the letter Kochavi sent to all army units
A few days after Operation Black Belt in the Gaza Strip, Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi ordered the distribution of a document describing the progression of the operation and its achievements to all army units. And according to him, the operation was an impressive success.
Kochavi’s step is unusual, especially for an operation that lasted only 48 hours. There was no such document after the previous round of escalation in the Strip, last May, during which about 700 missiles were launched into Israeli territory and four Israeli citizens were killed.
Written by the Operations Directorate in the General Staff and the office of the chief of staff, it describes the operation through the eyes of Kochavi in five pages of questions and answers.
“In order to strengthen familiarity with the processes of the operation and to share the knowledge and the insights, the chief of staff has ordered that a discussion be held on the subject in all IDF units, and that main points be presented to all the soldiers and commanders of all ranks, no later than Friday, November 22,” the document, which was first distributed to officers with the rank of lieutenant colonel and higher, said.