Chief of the General Staff, Moshe Ya’alon, the commander of the Air Force, Major General Dan Halutz, and the commanders and soldiers of the IDF, express their grief upon the death of Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Israel Amir. Lieutenant Colonel Amir served as the first commander of the Israeli Air Force.

The contributions of Lieutenant Colonel Amir to the IDF, both in the Air Force and in the Defense ministry, will forever remain in our hearts. The IDF salutes Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Amir and expresses its condolences to his family.