Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Israel Air Force Opens New Special Forces Wing

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Israeli Air Force on Sunday opened a new Special Force Wing (Wing 7) that will include the Air Force’s special forces, Unit 669 and Shaldag as well as other units to increase the operational effectiveness of the IAF. The opening ceremony took place at the Palmahim Air Force base in central Israel in the … Read More

Israeli Army Arrests Killer of 21-Year-Old Soldier Following a Month-Long Manhunt

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces have arrested the killer of Israeli soldier Amit Ben-Yigal, who died last month in a stone-throwing incident in the West Bank. “We can confirm that after a large-scale operation with Israel’s security services, our soldiers have arrested the assailant who killed 21-year-old Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal during operational activity last … Read More

IDF Chief Gives Award to Soldier Who Lost Leg in West Bank Ramming

Friday, May 29, 2020

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi presented a soldier who lost his leg in a car ramming attack earlier this month with an award of excellence on Wednesday, the military said. Staff Sgt. Shadi Ibrahim, from the Druze town of Sajur in northern Israel, sustained serious injuries when a Palestinian man rammed his car into … Read More

Israeli Soldier Who Lost Leg to Ramming Attack Asks to Be Returned to His Unit

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – An Israeli soldier who lost his leg after being wounded in a terrorist attack in Judea earlier this month has been released from intensive care. In a video message sent from his hospital bed at the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva, 20-year-old Shadi Ibrahim, of the Druze town of Sajur in northern Israel, said, “I came … Read More

IDF, Israel Police Thwart Weapons Smuggling From Jordan

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Israeli forces early on Wednesday morning shot and lightly wounded a Jordanian arms smuggler attempting to cross the Israel-Jordan border. Police officers carried out standard arrest procedures after two Jordanian citizens were detected by the Israeli military trying to enter Israel in the northern Jordan Valley, near Kibbutz Gesher, according to Israeli media reports. When … Read More

Arab Muslim twins from East Jerusalem go from delinquents to Israeli soldiers

Monday, May 11, 2020

Only a few years ago, Fares and Firas Muhammad, Muslim Arab twins from East Jerusalem, had juvenile rap sheets and seemed destined for a life of petty crime and delinquency. Today both are star members of the Israel Defense Forces’ storied Golani Brigade, and Fares is now training to become a squad commander. The two … Read More

Some 270 Lone Soldiers Begin IDF Service as Israel Turns 72

Friday, May 1, 2020

Nearly 270 lone soldiers were drafted into the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, following Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The new recruits included Jewish men and women, ages 18 to 22, from the United States, Canada, Russia, France, Australia, Latin America, Ukraine, England, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, Italy, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, India, Georgia, Sweden, Holland, Moldova, … Read More

IDF Tech to Convert Simple Breathing Device Into Ventilator

Friday, April 17, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, Israel’s Health Ministry has placed an order for 1,000 advanced monitors developed by the IDF which will help convert simple breath regulating devices into respirators. Amid fears that the number of patients needing respiratory assistance may exceed the number of respirators available, the Ministry of Defense … Read More