Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recalled former chief of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Thursday, by saying "The chief of staff who granted me the right to head the paratroopers remained humble and a man of values." Addressing a memorial observance to mark a year since Lipkin-Shahak's passing, Gantz said, "You always kept a cool head. Your courage and sensitivity left a mark on all whom you met. We see your image in every activity."
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said, "In the year that has passed, more than once I have sought you. I asked my self, 'What would Amnon have said.... From Amnon I learned what a real hero is. I hope that Amnon's heritage will continue to accompany the IDF."