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For the first time in 17 years, the IDF parachuted some seven tons of water to IDF soldiers fighting Hamas terrorists in the Khan Younis section of Gaza.


The logistical airdrop was carried out using the “Shimshon” aircraft of the 103rd Squadron in a joint operation with the Technology and Logistics Division and the aerial supply unit of the Marom Brigade.

The “Guided Supply” system is an advanced operational system that enables parachuting equipment to ground forces using precise navigational capabilities.

This is the first operational use of this system and the first operational airdrop carried out since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

One of the unique operational capabilities of the 98th Division is its independent logistical capabilities when sending supplies on land is not possible.

All the elements of the division practiced joint use of the system to achieve precise delivery capabilities via parachute.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.