Aviv Kochavi

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Aviv Kochavi
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Aviv Kochavi as the commander of the Gaza Division
Born 1964
Allegiance Israel
Service/branch Military Intelligence Directorate
Years of service 1982–
Rank Aluf

Major General Aviv Kochavi (born 1964) is an Israel Defense Forces officer. He was the commander of the Gaza Division during the unilateral disengagement, and until recently was the head of the Operations division in the Operations Directorate. In November 2010 Kochavi took over as the Military Intelligence Director.

Earlier in his military career, Kochavi served in the Paratroopers' Orev ("Raven") Battalion.[1]


  1. ^ Yaron, Li (May 15, 2014). "The Battalion that Generates Generals". Bamahane (Issue 3229): p. 20.  (Hebrew)

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