Senior IDF General Dies In Plane Crash

The head of the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, Brig. Gen. Munir Amar, was killed on Friday afternoon when his light plane crashed near Misgav, in the Galilee region, while on a private flight. His family has been notified.

An initial investigation found that Amar took off in his plane from Haifa, and fifteen minutes after takeoff contact with him was lost.

A few minutes later the crashed plane was found in between Rama and Karmiel. Extensive searches in the area were conducted until the body of the officer was found.

Amar, a Druze, graduated from high school in Yarka and lived with his family in the village of Julis.

Among his many roles in the IDF, he was appointed in August of 2013 commander of the Haifa District of the Home Front Command, and served in this capacity until last summer. Last month he was appointed head of the Civil Administration.

He held a BA in Israel Studies and an MA in political science from Haifa University.

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