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Despite the challenging past year, "the IDF has sufficient capabilities to provide responses to all existing threats." March 2021

An Israeli soldier engaged in a solo navigation exercise in the Lower Galilee was attacked by an Arab-Israeli citizen on Thursday morning, who attempted to steal his weapon, according to Kan news.

According to the report, the assailant fled in a car after the soldier fought him off. Police were still searching for the suspect on Thursday afternoon, according to Kan.

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On July 1, a female soldier was stabbed and her weapon stolen near a military base in the Jordan Valley. The suspect was apprehended a short while after the attack and the weapon was recovered.

On March 4, an Israeli soldier on a solo navigation exercise near Shfar’am in northern Israel was attacked and had his weapon stolen by two assailants who had approached him in a car as he was walking along a dirt path.

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