Aharon Haliva

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Aharon Haliva
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Aharon Haliva (first from right) with Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi in Exercise of the 35th Paratroopers Brigade, Sept 2010.
Native name
אהרון חליוה
Born Israel
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Israel Defense Forces
Years of service 1985-
Rank Aluf (Major general)
Unit Paratroopers Brigade
Commands held 202 "Tsefa" (Viper) paratroop battalion, 55th Paratroopers Brigade, Efraim Regional Brigade, the IDF's Officer Candidate School (Bahad 1), Paratroopers Brigade, 98th Paratroopers Division, the Operations Division of the IDF's Operations Directorate, the IDF's Technological and Logistics Directorate

Aharon Haliva (Hebrew: אהרון חליוה‎; born 1967) is an Israeli Major general (Aluf) who commandes the IDF's Operations Directorate.

Military service

Haliva was drafted into the IDF in 1985. He volunteered as a paratrooper in the Paratroopers Brigade, and in 1985 became an infantry officer after completing Officer Candidate School. Haliva fought as a platoon leader at the 202 paratroop battalion in Operation Law and Order in Lebanon. later on he led 202 paratroop battalion in South Lebanon and in the First Intifada and during the Second Intifada. Afterwords he commanded the Paratroopers Brigade's training base and the 55th Paratroopers Brigade. later on he led the Efraim Regional Brigade in counter-terror operations and commanded the IDF's Officer Candidate School (Bahad 1). Then he was assigned as the commander of the 35th Paratroopers Brigade.[1]

Later on he commanded the 98th Paratroopers Division, the Operations Division of the IDF's Operations Directorate and in 2016 he was appointed head of the IDF's Technological and Logistics Directorate.[2]


  1. ^ Amos Harel, The Soldiers Charge, the Generals Quarrel, Haaretz, February 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Gili Cohen, Israel's Social Protests Undermined Military Training, Says IDF Reserve Commander, Haaretz, february 13, 2012.
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