Halutz was made chief of staff in June 2005, just before Israel launched its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The appointment raised eyebrows as it meant early retirement for the chief of staff at the time, Lieutenant-General Moshe Ya'alon, who had publicly warned that the Gaza plan would embolden Palestinian militants sworn to Israel's destruction. Hopefully next will be Olmert and Peretz and all that gave hand to the desasterous expulsion plan. Sharon neuterelized Halutz Resigned Olmert under investigation should be warning for the future politicians not dare interfare with true Jewish ownership of the land of Israel.
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from the article: PM: New IDF chief will be appointed in coming days