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The Druze Sword Battalion

The Druze Sword Battalion

The Druze Sword Battalion
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office

These are new recruits of the Herev Battalion who are completing their initiation “beret trek.”

Battalion 299, aka the “minorities unit,” aka the “Druze battalion,” aka the Herve-Sword Battalion, is an IDF infantry battalion which is made up almost entirely of Druze soldiers. There are many members of the same families serving in this unit, often brothers and first cousins share the same tent together. Needless to say, it’s a close-knit battalion, known by its motto: “First arrow at the Lebanon border.”


About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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