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image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 March 2008
I recently saw a documentary film called "Five Days", about Israel's August 2005 evacuation of settlers from the Gaza Strip, from the point of views of the settlers and the IDF troops sent to remove them. One scene took place at a army press conference - there was a large sign reading "Eshkol Press Center" - with three flags next to the podium: IL in the center, a sky-blue flag to the right (IDF flag), and a darker blue flag to the left with a white emblem resembling a lighthouse with concentric rings emanating from it, and I think some writing.
Eugene Ipavec, 10 January 2008
The symbol appears at wikipedia. It is the flag of the IDF Spokesman Unit which is part of HQ Operations Wing. It is headed by the IDF spokesman (holding the rank of Brig.G) and is responsible for the publications of IDF official statements as well as all connection between IDF personal with the media. The press center got its name from being in the area of Regional Council of Eshkol which is situated on the border with Gaza Strip.
Dov Gutterman, 10 January 2008