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IDF Updates – April 22nd

IDF: The Head of the Intelligence Directorate, MG Aharon Haliva, in coordination with the Chief of the General Staff, has requested to end his position, following his leadership responsibility as the Head of the Intelligence Directorate for the events of October 7th.

In a decision with the Chief of the General Staff and with the approval of the Minister of Defense, it was decided that MG Aharon Haliva will end his position and retire from the IDF, once his successor is appointed in an orderly and professional process.

In his request, MG Aharon Haliva noted his high appreciation for the work of the Intelligence Directorate personnel during the war.

The Chief of the General Staff thanked Major General Aharon Haliva for his 38 years of service in the IDF, during which he made significant contributions to the security of the State of Israel as both a combat soldier and commander.

Attached is the letter from the Head of the Intelligence Directorate, MG Haliva:

IDF: As the Passover holiday begins the IDF is at full readiness in all areas

During the Passover holiday, the IDF continues its operational activity and remains fully alert in all areas.

In the Southern Command, the 162nd Division, led by the Nahal Brigade, initiated an operation to thwart terrorism in the central Gaza Strip. The soldiers continue to eliminate terrorists, locate, and dismantle terrorist infrastructure. In the last day, the forces identified a cell of terrorists posing an immediate threat to the soldiers which was targeted by Israel Air Force jets.

In the Northern Command, numerous IDF soldiers on land, air, and sea, are deployed along the northern border from Mount Hermon to Rosh HaNikra, in strong defense and ready for any attack. The forces are conducting ambushes, locating, and eliminating terrorists who pose a threat to IDF soldiers and are targeting command centers, weapon storage facilities, and terrorist infrastructure belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

In the Central Command, IDF soldiers are deployed and continue their defense efforts, ready to maintain security on roads and to prevent terrorism.

IDF soldiers and security forces apprehended 13 wanted individuals in the various regional brigades last night.

During the last week, the soldiers in the Benjamin region operated to locate the terrorist who murdered Binyamin Achimair, on April 12.

IDF soldiers are currently operating in Hebron, in the residences of the terrorists who carried out the attack earlier today in Jerusalem, and are investigating individuals suspected of assisting them.

Attached is footage of IDF activities in the Southern Command:

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Attached is footage of IDF activities in the Northern Command:

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Attached is footage of IDF activities in the Central Command:

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IDF: Following the sirens that sounded in northern Israel, approximately 35 launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Ein Zeitim in northern Israel. No injuries were reported. IDF troops struck the sources of the launches.

A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in southern Lebanon. Earlier today, two military structures where Hezbollah terrorists operated were struck in the areas of Arzoun and Odaisseh in southern Lebanon.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

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