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Famed IDF ex-general Kahalani discharged from hospital after serious infection

Avigdor Kahalani speaks at the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony in Jerusalem, May 29, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Avigdor Kahalani speaks at the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony in Jerusalem, May 29, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Famed Israel Defense Forces veteran Brig. Gen. (res.) Avigdor Kahalani is discharged from the hospital, where he had been treated for a serious Group A streptococcal infection.

Kahalani, 77, a former commander of the IDF’s 7th Armored Brigade, fought in several wars, was injured in battle during the Six Day War in 1967 and received the Medal of Valor — the highest Israeli military decoration — for his role in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

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