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Israeli military liaison to Palestinians tests positive for COVID

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Ghassan Alian is seen during a patrol near the West Bank city of Jenin on July 30, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Ghassan Alian is seen during a patrol near the West Bank city of Jenin on July 30, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Israel Defense Forces says.

“The officer feels good and will continue to maintain his normal schedule as much as possible under the directives of the Health Ministry and IDF,” the military says.

He is the second member of the IDF General Staff to be diagnosed today.

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