Ghassan Alian

The highest ranking Druze officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Alian is a native of the Galilee town of Shfaram. He notably served as the first non-Jewish commanding officer in Israel’s Golani brigade. He has seen combat in the First Intifada, numerous clashes in Lebanon, Operation Cast Lead, Pillar of Defense, and Protective Edge.

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May 1, 2018