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        7/27/2011, Tammuz 25, 5771

      Tzelim Base now Shomron

      The IDF base Tzelim was renamed Wednesday in honor of deceased General Dan Shomron. In a ceremony attended by senior IDF brass including Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the base was named Machane Shomron.

      General Dan Shomron served in a variety of positions within the IDF, and was the thirteenth Chief of Staff. He died in 2008 at age 70.