IDF General Yoav Mordechai was officially appointed Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories on Wednesday. He took over for Major General Eitan Dangot who held the post for four and a half years. Eitan congratulated Mordechai on his new position and Mordechai praised Dangot for his past success. Mordechai speaks Arabic fluently and sreved in the elite Golani unit.
The Ministry of Defense unit deals with civilian issues along the border with Gaza and in Palestinian Authority assigned areas on Judea and Samaria.