Defense minister sees Syria splitting into separate enclaves representing the main groups active in the fighting.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at 79
Appointed by Reagan, Scalia was a constitutional originalist considered the leader of the U.S. top court's conservative wing.
Ben-Gal, credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria in 1973, was 'one of the few who, by virtue of their actions, shaped the IDF, the armored corps and our combat doctrine,' Defense Minister Ya'alon says.
Earlier, a Palestinian woman shot dead after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron.