The IDF Battle Against Coronavirus in the Israeli Arab Sector

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Col. (res.) Saleem Wahaby, 63, is serving as the IDF Home Front Command's directives instructor for the Israeli Arab sector in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Saleem, a Druze officer who served in the IDF for 44 years, is the son of Fahim, one of the founders of the Israel Police. Saleem established the IDF liaison unit that maintains continuous contact between the Home Front Command and local authorities in the wake of the 2006 Lebanon War, after Hizbullah rockets fell on Israeli Arab villages. "I established the unit as part of the lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War, when we understood the need to strengthen ties and trust between the [Arab] sector and the Home Front Command," he said. "The importance of this relationship is huge, and it's significant in times of emergency. Our success is reflected in the cooperation of the sector."

2020-04-14 00:00:00

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