IDF: US CENTCOM chief in Israel over weekend for ‘operational situation assessment’ with Halevi

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

US CENTCOM chief Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla arrived in Israel over the weekend to meet with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, the military says.

Kurilla and Halevi “held an operational situation assessment, discussed the operational developments and the strengthening of coordination and cooperation between the armies.”

The visit comes amid tensions with Washington, after US President Joe Biden threatened that some arms shipments to Israel would be frozen if the IDF launches a major offensive in southern Gaza’s Rafah.


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