The chief of staff Gadi Gadi eizenkot was awarded soldier of the special operations unit of the IDF military intelligence (AMAN), the medal «For distinction» with the wording «For exceptional operational success, made a significant contribution to the security of the state of Israel.»
Medal «For distinction» – the third highest military decoration for Israel. Her presentation in time of peace is a rarity.
According to Gadi eizenkot, «during the operation, fighter showed courage, professionalism, perseverance, resourcefulness and determination, worthy to be an example for others.»
Also Gadi eizenkot announced the awarding of the special forces of the General staff («Sayeret Matkal») and several other special forces insignia of the chief of staff «for operations, which produce important intelligence».