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Every Day is Purim for Camouflaged IDF Soldiers (Video)

One of the lessons the IDF learned from the Second Lebanese War is how terrorists blended in with the scenery.
That really is a soldier holding  the rifle.

That really is a soldier holding the rifle.
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IDF soldiers definitely know how to dress up, but it is has nothing to do with Purim because soldiers don’t dress up just fun and play.

After the Second Lebanon War, the IDF reached the conclusion that that all soldiers, not just those from the elite units, should incorporate camouflage into their training. “The Second Lebanon War was 33 days long. That’s a long time,” explained Lieutenant Sagiv Kehila, Deputy Commander of the Guerrilla Warfare Center. “We don’t want our forces to be exposed, so as to reduce the threat of the enemy striking. The best way to ensure this is for them to learn camouflage.”

Today, all IDF combat soldiers participate in a three-week course that teaches them everything they need to know about camouflage and how to use nature to optimum effect: how to turn trees and stones in the battlefield into hiding spots, how to spot the perfect tree and how to pay attention to the minutest detail. They apply elaborate war-paint to their faces, hands, necks and chests. Every minor mistake in creating a camouflaged position can lead to discovery.

“Every type of terrain is different.” said Lt. Kehila, “Camouflage in southern Israel is different to camouflage in northern Israel. The color of ground is each area is distinctive, and there are different kinds of trees and shrubs. The soldiers have to know how to blend into any environment.”

The 7th Reconnaissance Company’s newest recruits were tested on camouflage in the concluding exercise of their training. “Every morning, before sunrise, the soldiers had to be well hidden using the camouflage techniques they had learned throughout their training,” explained the company’s training commander Lieutenant Yair Zald. “If we managed to find the teams, it meant that they had failed at their task.”

The 7th Reconnaissance Company is part of the Armored Corps, and its soldiers are responsible for performing operational activities that cannot be achieved by tanks. They patrol the area before the tanks, collect intelligence, build observation posts and help locate wanted persons.

“In recent years, the battlefield has changed. Our enemy hides underground and fires at us from densely populated areas. Our goal is not to shoot even one bullet,” explained Lieutenant Zald, “This is possible only if we are not seen by the enemy.”

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4 Responses to “Every Day is Purim for Camouflaged IDF Soldiers (Video)”

  1. אתה הולך פתאום קם עליך דבר כזה לא תיבהל??!!!!

  2. Looks like a Star Wars Wookiee!

  3. The best way to live longer is to be happy in whatever situation you are! Congratulations IDF!!!

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