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February 12, 2016 / 3 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

IDF Troops Arrest 14 Terror Suspects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Israeli soldiers arrested 14 wanted Arab terror suspects in various operations late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

The arrests took place in different locations throughout the Judea and Samaria regions.

The suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Gov’t Appoints Buki Carmeli to Head National Cyber Defense Authority

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Israel’s government cabinet voted this week to appoint Buki Carmeli as head of the National Cyber Defense Authority.

Having served for more than 20 years in the IDF’s Unit 8200 as well as in the nation’s security establishment, Carmeli, 53, served most recently as head of the cyber defense security technology unit in the Defense Ministry’s Office of the Director of Security for Defense. He has also been involved in projects developing sensitive defense systems, and has headed a fund dealing with international technology.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Carmeli’s appointment, saying that Carmeli deserved the honor.

He is “deserving, experienced and multi-faceted,” Netanyahu said in his remarks at the meeting. Carmeli “is thoroughly familiar with the cyber field in both its security and civilian aspects.

“While we are indeed cyber leaders, we need to continue to race forward. In this era we must be prepared in advance for national defense and private defense. The threat is very great and proper deployment is vital. All countries look to us in this field. A unified cybernetic alignment is necessary to deal with these threats.”

Israel National Cyber Bureau Director Dr. Eviatar Matania added that the appointment heralded the official start of the authority in the coming months.

“This is a main milestone in implementing the national deployment that was approved by the Cabinet last year,” Matania observed.

“I have no doubt that Buki Carmeli’s rich experience in both the security establishment and the private sector, especially in the cyber defense field, will allow him to establish the authority over time as a technological operative leader on a global level.”

Female Israeli-Arab Soldier: “I Came to Serve My Country and My Home”

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Hezbollah Explodes Roadside Bomb Targeting IDF

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The IDF fired artillery shells into southern Lebanon after Hezbollah exploded a large roadside bomb targeting the IDF along the Lebanon-Israel border in the western Har Dov section.

Two armored IDF vehicles, including a D-9, were clearing a road in the area at the time when the roadside bomb first exploded nearby.

No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

Hezbollah are trying to use the heavy fog for cover to lay bombs along the border, and took credit for the explosion.

Lebanese sources are saying that Israel fired back on the Sheba farms region as well as a Lebanese army position, and there are injuries in the Sheba farms region.

Israeli farmers along the border have been moved back, and the blasts from the explosion could be heard by Israeli residents of the Galilee causing the local regional council to evacuate Har Ve’Guy school in Kibbutz Dafna located in the Upper Galilee. The evacuation, however, was not carried out per instructions or recommendations of the IDF. No additional emergency instructions have been ordered for the civilian population at this point.

he incident took place two weeks after Israel reportedly assassinated Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese terrorist who was released by Israel as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal. The IDF has also been conducting a series of controlled explosions in the area in order to prevent Hezbollah from exploiting the stormy weather in an effort to exact revenge for Kuntar’s death.

Since Kuntar’s assassination mid-December, Hezbollah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah has promised to exact such revenge. “The blood of Samir Kuntar continues to force the enemy to hide in tunnels along the entire border. They wait and we wait. They are scared. The snow has now arrived and the pressure on them is even greater. They are even more trapped in their tunnels. Our response, God willing, shall arrive,” Nasrallah said this week.

Content from TPS was used in this report.

Correction/Update: Hezbollah did not shoot an anti-tank missile during the attack as was originally reported.

IDF Soldier Hit by Arab Sniper Fire in Hebron Area

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

An Arab sniper opened fire towards a group of IDF soldiers at a junction in the southern Hebron Hills of Judea early Sunday evening.

At least one of the soldiers was hit by the gunfire and sustained a leg wound in the attack. He was treated at the scene at evacuated by ambulance to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.

The terrorist has not yet been caught.

It was the second sniper attack on the IDF in less than six hours. Earlier in the day, a 19-year-old female soldier was hit by Arab sniper fire in a similar attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

That terrorist had fired from a nearby rooftop in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood, according to military sources. IDF troops fanned out to hunt for the sniper but he has not yet been tracked down.

Tuesday Drive-by Terrorist Shooting in Samaria

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Arab terrorists opened fire close to 10 pm Tuesday night from their vehicle as they drove past a Border Guard Police patrol unit in Samaria.

The attack took place on the road near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Qalqilya.

The Israeli police officers returned fire in the attack.

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the vehicle. IDF troops searched the area for the attackers.

Going Commando

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Here are photos from the establishment ceremony for the IDF’s new commando brigade, headed by the very demanding (and religious) Colonel David Zini.

The brigade combines a number of special forces units together under one umbrella.

IDF Commando officers

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/going-commando/2015/12/28/

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