Staff Sergeant ,Haim Bahar ,from Tel-Aviv ,is the soldier killed last night during the operational activity in the Balata refugee camp Balata ,near Nablus. Announcement of his funeral date will be published later on.

In a ceremony held today in the Chief of the IDF General Staff’s bureau, Brig. Gen. Amos Yadlin was appointed commander of the National Defense College and was promoted to the rank of Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Yadlin will replace Maj. Gen. Yakov Amidor departing for a short period of studies.

Brig. – Gen. Dr. Amos Yadlin

Brig. – Gen. Amos Yadlin was born on Kibbutz Hatzerim in 1951.
In 1972 he graduated from the IAF Flight Course as a combat fighter.
During the Yom Kippur War he fought in the Skyhawk squadron called “The Flying Tiger,” and in 1974 he began serving as an instructor in the IAF Flight School.
He served as Deputy Commander of a “Kfir” squadron called “The First Battle,” and afterwards as the Deputy Commander of an F-16 squadron, “The First Jet.”
In 1985 he was appointed the Commander of the Skyhawk squadron “The Flying Wing.”
In 1987 he underwent training on the F-15, and was appointed the Commander of the “The Second Buzzard” squadron.
In 1990 he was appointed the head of the IAF Planning and Organization Department.
In 1994 he was appointed the Commander of the IAF base “Nevatim.”
In 1995 he was appointed the Commander of the IAF base “Hatzerim,” and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
In 1998 he was appointed Head of the IAF’s Intelligence Wing.
In 2000 Brig. Gen. Yadlin was appointed IAF Chief of Staff.
Brig. Gen. Yadlin holds a BA in Economics from Ben Gurion University, and an MA in Public Administration from Harvard University in Boston, USA.
Brig. – Gen. Yadlin is married and the father of three children

Maj. Gen. Yaacov Amidror

Maj. Gen. Amidror was born in 1948.
Inducted into the IDF in 1966, he served in the Paratroop Brigade in whose ranks he fought during the 1967 Six-Day War (in Gaza and on the Golan Heights).
After graduating from Intelligence Officers School in 1969, he served in various Intelligence positions in the Jordan Valley, the Sinai at General Staff Headquarters (Intelligence Analysis Division). During the 1973 Yom Kippur War he served in the Sinai and later returned to the Intelligence Analysis Division. He attended IDF Interarm Command and Staff College and after graduation served as an instructor in Intelligence Officers school and later as an Intelligence Analysis head. He then completed a bachelors degree (summa cum laude) at Tel Aviv University, served as the Director of the Intelligence Control Department and as Intelligence Officer of the Northern Command.After graduating from the IDF’s National Defense College, he completed a masters degree in Political Science at Haifa University.
In 1992, Maj. Gen. Amidror was appointed Director of the Intelligence Analysis Division.
In 1996 Maj. Gen. Amidror was appointed Military Secretary to the Minister of
Defense.
In 1998 Maj. Gen. Amidror was appointed Commandant of the Military Colleges.
Maj. Gen. Amidror is married and the father of five children.