In the office of the chief of the General staff at the military base of the «Kyrie» was held the solemn ceremony of production in the rank of major-General of a new coordinator of government activities in the territories – Kamil Abu Romana.
The ceremony was attended by defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, chief of staff Gadi Gadi eizenkot, the current coordinator of government activities Yoav (Poly) Mordechai, the members of the forum staff.
«Paulie, you’ve become a real Ministry of foreign Affairs. None of the previous posts have I encountered a man who was so respected by the international community. Israel owe you a lot,» said Lieberman, who last held the post of Minister of foreign Affairs.
He also noted that Abu Rokun will take his new post at a difficult time, but expressed confidence that the new chief will cope with the task. The same was said and the chief of the General staff Lieutenant-General Gadi Gadi eizenkot.
«In Judea and Samaria, the IDF is sovereign. He must not only fight terror, but also to ensure the normal daily life of the residents,» said Gadi eizenkot, adding that Mordechai knew their job.
Abu Rokun expressed gratitude to the Minister and the chief of the General staff, to appoint him to a new position. «As the ranking member of the Druze community in the IDF, I assume the additional task of promoting community integration in the army», — he added.
Abu Romano 58 years, he is married and has three children. He has scientific degree in middle Eastern studies and a master’s degree in international relations. Kamil Abu Rokun served for 40 years in various branches of the security forces.
In civil administration he held the post of Governor of Tulkarm, the commander of the division for coordination and liaison with the Gaza strip, Deputy coordinator of government activities in the territories and head of the civil administration in Judea and Samaria. Since 2010 Abu Rokun was the head of the administration of border crossings Ministry of defence.