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Yoav Galant

Yoav Galant – WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Yoav Galant - WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Yoav Galant (Hebrew: יואב גלנט; born 8 November 1958) is an Israeli politician and former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Defense Forces. In January 2015 he entered politics, joining the new Kulanu party. After being elected to the Knesset, he was appointed Minister of Construction.

southern command chief. He was the chief commander in charge of “Operation Cast Lead”. He personally participated in the massacre against civilians in Gaza.

Galant began his military career in 1977 as a naval commando in the 13th Flotilla. In the 1980s, after six years in the flotilla, he moved to Alaska and worked as a lumberjack. He then returned to the navy and served on a missile boat (including a position as deputy-commander of INS Keshet)  and again in the 13th Flotilla. In 1992, Galant was earmarked by then-navy commander Ami Ayalon for the command of the 13th Flotilla, a position he was meant to take up in 1994. Galant preferred not to study during the two remaining years, and instead moved into the ground forces and in 1993 took up command of the Menashe (Jenin) Brigade of the West Bank Division.

After serving for three years as commander of the 13th Flotilla, Galant moved up to command the Gaza Division. He also commanded the reserve 340th Armored Division (Idan Formation),  and in 2001 became the Chief of Staff of the GOC Army Headquarters.  Galant attained the rank of a major general when he became the Military Secretary of the Prime Minister in 2002.  In 2005, Galant was appointed as commander of the Southern Command.  During his tenure (that lasted until 21 October 2010), the Israel Defense Forces embarked on Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

southern command chief. He was the chief commander in charge of “Operation Cast Lead”. He personally participated in the massacre against civilians in Gaza.

 

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