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Who Needs Doctors When You Have an Army?

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For a moment, one might have thought that the heroes of the national health crisis would be the doctors and nurses who are fighting for people’s lives in the operating rooms, juggling multiple patients. But that’s already behind us.

Allow me to present the real heroes of the war – starting with the head of the Mossad, who, by marvelous coincidence, encounters a television camera every time he leaves his office. Through a daring operation, he has managed to buy 500,000 coronavirus testing kits, respirators and 10 million surgical masks (where are they?). Fear not, Israel, Yossi Cohen is guarding you.

And he isn’t alone. Soldiers from the elite Sayeret Matkal unit “bring stratagems, operational capabilities and resourcefulness to these missions,” to quote an article on the Ynet news site. The missions in question aren’t assassinating senior Hezbollah operatives, but merely obtaining reagents for coronavirus tests and locating patients whose tests have gotten lost.

The army announced Operation Crossing Guard to distribute food and Operation Laser Beam in Bnei Brak, where Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi “sent his most elite division.” Generals are being sent to the........

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