Photo Credit: Topaz Luk, IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Oketz is the IDF elite canine unit, trained to operate in every combat contingency.

The IDF is forming a new elite commando unit, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot announced Monday.

The unit will include special forces from infantry units already in existence, such as the elite Maglan, Duvdevan, Egoz and Rimon units.


The paratroopers unit will remain separate from the new unit to be formed, the IDF Spokesperson said.



  1. I have always felt that dogs were special warriors of G_d here to aid us in many different ways… family pets that protect with selfless courage; companion dogs that aid the handicapped; and those in law enforcement and especially military work whose loyalty and bravery and love place them in the front lines of danger that will, by the grace of G_d, save the life of those depending upon the keen K-9 senses.

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