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Dan Shomron as ramatkalBorn August 5, 1937
Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov Died February 26, 2008
Nationality IsraeliOccupation officer, chairman Known for ramatkal
In 1974 he received the command over the Infantry and Paratroopers Branch of the Israeli army. In this function, he had command over Operation Entebbe in 1976. He was also in charge of the dismantling of Israeli settlements and army bases in the Sinai Peninsula, within the framework of the Camp David Accords of 1978 with Egypt.
In 1983 he established the ground forces command (in charge of the infantry, tanks, artillery and engineer corps) and was its first commander.
At the age of 50, in 1987 he became the 13th Chief Staff of the IDF. He held this position until 1991. After finishing his term, he served as the Chairman of the Israeli Military Industries.
- ^ Former chief of staff Dan Shomron dies at the age of 70 The Jerusalem Post, 26 February 2008
- ^ Dan Shomron, ex-IDF chief and Entebbe raid commander, dies at 70 Haaretz, 26 February 2008
- Obituary, The Guardian, 27 February 2008
- Obituary, The Times, 27 February 2008
- Obituary, The Daily Telegraph, 29 February 2008
- Obituary, The Independent, 10 March 2008