Expulsion’s Impact on Army’s Combat Capabilities

A retired major-general explained that IDF should not have participated in expulsion…

Maj.-Gen. Ron-Tal: IDF Shouldn’t Have Expelled Jews

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Retired Major-General Yiftah Ron-Tal, the former commander of the IDF ground forces, said Monday that IDF troops should not have participated in the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif. In a speech at the fourth annual Jerusalem Conference, Ron-Tal explained that the IDF is the army of the people, and as such should not have been involved in such a controversial act.

Ron-Tal was dismissed from the IDF after 33 years of service after criticizing the expulsion from Gaza and the failures made in the 2006 war with Hezbollah. Ron-Tal said then that the expulsion had a serious negative impact on the army’s combat capabilities. He was fired two months prior to retirement.

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