A terrorist—armed with a knife—arrived in a car at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem and tried to stab an IDF soldier. In response, his fellow soldier fired at the terrorist killing him. No injuries were reported by the IDF.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the US Air Force completed the ‘Desert Falcon’ joint exercise in Israel on Sunday. Israeli aircrews flew wing-to-wing while training for various aerial scenarios and strikes. The exercise further strengthened Israel’s cooperation and readiness to face an Iranian threat.

28-year old Major Ofek Aharon and 26-year old Major Itamar Elharar, age 26 are the Egoz Unit company commanders that were killed by friendly fire during a security patrol last week. Elharar leaves behind a wife. May their memories be a blessing.

Finally, A terrorist rammed his vehicle toward several IDF troops hitting a soldier near the village of Halamish last week. The troop was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. The terrorist suffered injuries during the attack and was arrested at the scene.

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