Daniel Hagari is an Israel Defense Forces Rear Admiral who currently serves as the head of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
He has had a distinguished military career, having served in various positions within the Israeli Navy, including as the commander of the Israeli Navy’s operations directorate, the Chief of Staff’s assistant, Commander of Shayetet 13 and the office of the Chief of Staff.
Hagari joined the Israel Defense Forces in March 1995 and has since held several key roles within the military, demonstrating his leadership and expertise in naval operations and military communications.
Daniel Hagari age
Hagari was born in 1976, making him 47 years old as of 2023.
Daniel Hagari parents
Unfortunately, there is no information available in the public about Hagari’s parents.
The publicly available information only provide insights into his military career and his appointment as the head of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
Daniel Hagari origin
Hagari is from Israel.
Daniel Hagari wife
He is married and has four children, but he has not shared any details about his wife.
Daniel Hagari career
Hagari began his military career as a soldier in the Naval commando unit (Flotilla 13) in 1995 and has since held various positions.
This include Fleet Commander in the Naval commando unit, Head of the Headquarters of the 20th IDF Chief of the General Staff, Chief of Naval Operations in the Israeli Navy, and Commanding Officer of the Naval commando unit (Flotilla 13).
Hagari has also served as the commander of the Israeli Navy’s operations directorate, the Chief of Staff’s assistant, and the office of the Chief of Staff.
He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in diplomacy and defense, both from Tel Aviv University.
In his role as the IDF spokesperson, Hagari has emphasized the importance of truthfulness and credibility for military spokespeople, aiming to strengthen the public’s trust in the IDF and its international legitimacy.
He has been praised for his clear and straightforward communication style, as well as his willingness to answer difficult questions during press briefings.
What is Shayetet 13
Shayetet 13, also known as Flotilla 13, is an elite naval commando unit of the Israeli Navy and one of the primary Special Forces units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
It was formed in 1948 by Yohai Ben-Nun with men drawn from the ranks of the Palyam, the naval branch of the Haganah.
The unit specializes in sea-to-land incursions, counter-terrorism, sabotage, maritime intelligence gathering, maritime hostage rescue and boarding.
It has taken part in almost all of Israel’s major wars, as well as other actions, and is considered one of the best units in the world.
Shayetet 13 is trained for sea, air, and land actions and operates in a variety of daring and special activities.
The unit engages in various operational activities, including strategic damage to enemy maritime structures and gathering high-quality intelligence on enemy operations.
Shayetet 13 is often compared to the U.S. Navy SEALs and Britain’s Special Boat Service.
The unit is one of the most secretive in the Israeli military, and the details of many missions and identities of active operatives are kept highly classified.
Daniel Hagari award and honors
Hagari has received several awards and honors for his service.
He was awarded three campaign ribbons for his service during three conflicts, as well as one Chief of Staff Citation.
Additionally, Hagari has been praised for his role as the head of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, where he has provided clear and concise information to the public and media during times of conflict.
In 2002, he also won the Prime Minister’s “Magen Le’Yeled” Award for his work.
These accolades reflect his dedication and contributions to the IDF and the Israeli society.
What is the role of the IDF spokesperson?
The role of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit is to manage the Israel Defense Forces’ information policy and media relations in both peace and wartime.
This includes reporting on the IDF’s accomplishments and activities to the Israeli and international public, nurturing public confidence in the IDF and serving as the IDF’s primary professional authority on matters of public relations and information distribution.
The unit is responsible for serving as the spokesperson for the IDF to domestic and foreign media, developing and implementing IDF public relations policies, disseminating military-related information to the public, instructing IDF personnel in public relations matters and developing relationships with media outlets.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit also services approximately 500 media outlets and 2500 journalists and civilian agents.
The IDF Spokesperson, currently Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, is responsible for advising the Chief of Staff on all matters of communication and information, formulating and implementing information policies, and is assisted by a deputy spokesperson.
The unit is divided into several branches covering areas such as domestic and foreign press liaison, public relations, information, photography, film and video, organization and training.
Additionally, the unit has a small regular body and a large reserve group, which includes a wide range of academic professionals in various fields.
Hagari, as the current IDF Spokesperson, has emphasized the importance of truthfulness and credibility for military spokespeople, aiming to strengthen the public’s trust in the IDF and its international legitimacy.
He has highlighted the significance of reporting with credibility to the public and the world, especially regarding difficult events, in order to win and maintain the public’s trust in the IDF.
What are some of the recent statements made by Daniel Hagari?
Recent statements made by Hagari include the Israeli military’s claim that hostages were held in a Gaza hospital, stating that troops found a command center with an armory of weapons, including grenades, suicide vests and other explosives stored by Hamas fighters in the hospital’s basement.
Additionally, he mentioned that the military was “ready and determined” for the next stage in the war and was awaiting political instruction, emphasizing that the release of hostages from Gaza was a top priority for Israel.
Furthermore, Hagari showed footage of what he said was a Hamas weapons cache found in the basement of Gaza’s Rantisi Hospital for Children, alleging that the hospital was used by Hamas for military purposes.
What does Daniel Hagari think of the Hamas?
Hagari has made several statements regarding Hamas.
He mentioned that Hamas has lost control in northern Gaza, leading to the movement of thousands of residents to the south.
Additionally, he emphasized that the IDF’s war is against Hamas and not against the people in Gaza, particularly not against the sick, wounded, women or children.
Furthermore, Hagari expressed the IDF’s commitment to removing Hamas from southern Gaza.
In a separate instance, he referred to Hamas as “more barbaric than ISIS”.
These statements collectively indicate Hagari’s perspective on Hamas as an organization that has lost control in certain areas, and against which the IDF is conducting military operations while aiming to minimize harm to civilians.