Israel Defense Forces chief Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi has appointed a general to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of three soldiers by an Egyptian policeman on the border yesterday.
Maj. Gen. Nimrod Aloni, who is set to enter the position as head of the IDF’s Depth Corps and Military Colleges in the coming months, will lead a team that will investigate the “systemic” aspects of the deadly attack.
Aloni’s team will “examine the operational and systemic perception of defense of peaceful borders,” the IDF says.
Meanwhile, the chief of the IDF’s Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Toledano, and commander of the 80th Division Brig. Gen. Itzik Cohen will probe the troops’ conduct during the attack.
Toledano and Cohen’s investigation will be presented to Halevi within a week, the IDF says.