IDF releases pic of Gaza Division commander, dispelling rumor he was captured by Hamas

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Commander of the IDF Gaza Division, Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld, is seen near the border with the Gaza Strip, October 9, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces publishes a photo of the commander of the IDF Gaza Division, Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld, directing the fighting against Hamas terrorists near the border with the Gaza Strip.

The image comes to dispel unsubstantiated rumors on social media that the head of the Gaza Division had been captured during Hamas’s attack on Saturday morning.

Hamas had raided the division’s base, the Re’im Camp, killing soldiers and capturing others.

The IDF regained control of the base several hours later.

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