IDF Deploys Novel Multidimensional Unit on Northern Border: Report

Categories: Israel Defense Force (IDF)

08/06/2020

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed its novel Multidimensional Unit on the north border earlier this week amid tensions with Hezbollah terrorist group, Maariv reported Thursday.

While the elite unit, dubbed “Ghosts,” was involved in Israel’s response to the latest border tensions in the north since their onset in a limited capacity, the deployment marked the first time the unit was out on a mission.

The deployment disrupted the unit’s training schedule, with the army yet to declare it fully operational.

The Multidimensional Unit, called this way due to its capability to operate in multiple battle theatres, was first unveiled in 2019 under Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi’s Momentum plan.

The unit brings together fighters from infantry brigades, Special Forces, paratroopers, engineer and armor corps, as well as the Air Force.

It also includes components from the military intelligence service as well as communications teams.

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