The IDF’s Golani Brigade has completed a week-long drill, simulating fighting against Hezbollah, just weeks after Israel’s military carried out the most extensive training exercises conducted by the Ground Forces’ 36th Armored Division.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot visited the tomb of Sheikh Amin Tarif, a Druze holy place, in the northern village of Julis on Friday ahead of Eid al-Adha.
Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin appointed the first female commander of an IAF squadron Tuesday, when he named Major G. to command Squadron 122.
According to IDF Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, the Israeli government is currently deciding whether to go to war with Hamas in light of the escalating tensions. “Although we have only used air force and artillery so far without ground forces, this is an option which might take place in the next few days,” he said on a phone conference.
The lead ship of a three-ship flotilla was stopped by the IDF as it approached the shores of Gaza in an attempt to challenge the security blockade Israel has established.
The decision to fire two David’s Sling missiles last week to intercept two SS-21 ballistic missiles fired from southern Syria was justified, the IDF said Sunday after concluding its investigation into the incident.
As the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) led efforts to successfully evacuate 422 Syrians to Jordan at the Syrian-Israeli border in coordination with the United Nations, the anti-Israel bias of international news outlets reared its ugly head, with various news organizations completely leaving Israel out of their headlines about the humanitarian effort.