Nitzan Alon
Brigadier General Nitzan Alon is a Brigadier General in the Israel Defense Forces
Israel Defense Forces
The Israel Defense Forces , commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal , are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel...

, and the commander of Judah and Samaria division. He was born in 1964. Between 1984 and 1998 he was assigned to various positions in an IDF elite unit. In 1998 he was appointed as commander of the elite unit.

In 2001 he began working as a research associate in Washington DC. In 2003 he was appointed as commander of the IDF Hitzey HaEsh (Fire Arrows) division and in 2005 he was appointed as commander of the Etzyon Regional Brigade in the IDF Central Command.

In 2007 he was appointed as Head of the Israel Defense Intelligence Operations Division.

Brig. Gen. Alon has a combined BSc in Physics and Material Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa
Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 268,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including the cities of the Krayot, as well as, Tirat Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Nesher...

. He is married and a father of four.
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