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Caught in the act! Hezbollah terrorists dug tunnels from Lebanon to infiltrate into Israel and attack civilians. On this day in 2018, the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize those tunnels. Take a look at what happened inside one of them:
This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the IDF HQ is lit up in purple in honor of people with disabilities in Israel and around the world.
Every day, our soldiers raise the Israeli flag high and are proud to defend everything it stands for.
IDF soldiers wish you a happy Hanukkah, the festival of lights.
On Friday, November 26, 2021, the IDF Home Front Command began to assist with the newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant. We will do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus and keep Israel safe.
What has the Duvdevan Unit been up to? ✔ Thwarting a Hamas terrorist cell in Judea and Samaria ✔ Saving lives by confiscating terrorist weapons and explosive belts ✔ Training with advanced weaponry and robots Here is a rare peek into a Duvdevan Unit combat exercise:
She’s flying through the glass ceiling ✈️ Congratulations to Maj. Y., who just became the first woman squadron commander in the IAF’s Flight School. Yesterday, Maj. Y. assumed command of the WSO (Weapons Systems Operator) Squadron.
Mr. M. leads and promotes strategic cooperation with Israel. Today, Mr. M., the liaison officer of the U.S. Cyber ​​Command in Israel, was given a service medal by the Head of the J6 & Cyber Defense Directorate, MG Lior Carmeli, in recognition of his work in the cyber arena.
Brig. Gen. Orly Markman has been named Head of the IDF Court of Appeals, making her the third woman to be appointed Major General in the IDF. We salute you, Brig. Gen. Orly!
It's a transatlantic threat. From the Middle East to Latin America, Hezbollah grows more dangerous every day. Here’s how:
2/2 The ISA, Israel Police Counter Terrorism Unit, Israel Border Police and @israelpolice provided soldiers participating in the operation with digital intelligence and advanced capabilities. We will continue acting to thwart any attempt by Hamas to terrorize Israeli civilians.
1/2 In recent months, security forces apprehended dozens of Hamas terrorists, all part of a large-scale terrorist cell in Judea and Samaria. The terrorist cell possessed many weapons and explosives meant to kill civilians, including cartridges, ammunition and an explosive belt.
A Hamas terrorist opened fire in the Old City of Jerusalem this morning, murdering a civilian. Soon after, Hamas distributed sweets to Palestinians in Gaza and praised the "heroic" terrorist. Hamas is a terrorist organization that promotes violence and must be condemned.
"The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation." —Declaration of the Rights of the Child, Principle 9 #OTD in 1959, the @UN adopted this declaration. Instead of protecting children, Hamas blatantly violates their rights. This has to stop.
🇮🇱🤝🇮🇳 Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian @adgpiadgpi General Manoj Mukund Naravane, hosted by his Israeli counterpart MG Tamir Yadai, met with IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi in Israel. Cooperation between Israel and India makes our armies stronger togetT0kWl
As part of the ongoing strategic relationship between Israel, Greece and Cyprus, the IDF led a joint cyber defense training exercise this week. Our cooperation is a vital tool in developing cyber resilience in this expanding operational domain. 🇮🇱🇬�rDVvyG
While at the Lebanese border, @USAmbUN was briefed on Iran's nuclear capabilities, its export of global terrorism and the need for effective enforcement of UNSCR 1701. She visited a Hezbollah terrorist tunnel, which was built to infiltrate into Israel and harm civilians.
.@USAmbUN visited the Kerem Shalom border crossing, where humanitarian goods are delivered to Gazan civilians. We discussed the importance of delivering aid to Palestinians in need in a manner that does not benefit Hamas.
.@USAmbUN is currently at Palmachim Air Force Base, where she is seeing the Iron Dome and other air defense systems. These systems are the result of a joint strategic effort between Israel and the U.S. and have saved millions of lives from terrorist organizations.
Welcome to Israel, @USAmbUN Linda Thomas-Greenfield! During her visit, the ambassador will travel throughout Israel with senior military officials to better understand the threats Israeli civilians face and gain familiarity with the IDF's spirit and professionalism.
What does your work day look like? 😎🤙🚁 Aircrew members Maj. H, Maj. (Res.) N, and Sgt. First Class O flew over southern Israel in the "Yanshuf" (Blackhawk) helicopter, which is used for search and rescue scenario3rz
Last week, IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin visited the UAE for the first time and attended the Dubai International Air Chiefs' Conference (DIAC) for global air force commanders. This visit is an example of the growing cooperation between air forces in the Middle East.
A two-week-long multi-force training exercise led by IDF Ground Forces, in cooperation with MARCENT forces and the @USMC, has ended. U.S. Marines trained alongside IDF troops with an emphasis on open and urban field combat. Looking forward to future cooperation!
Today, IDF F-15 fighter jets escorted two American B-1B bombers and an American KC-10 refueler through Israeli skies on their way from the Gulf. The joint flight demonstrates our continued cooperation, which is crucial to the security of Israel and the Middle East.
In a joint operation overnight, the IDF, ISA & @israelpolice thwarted a weapon smuggling attempt from Jordan into Israel. Forces apprehended one of the suspects and confiscated 15 weapons.
We wish the United States Marine Corps @USMC a happy 246th birthday as we host U.S. service members here in Israel! Here's to training together to defend the people of our great nations.…
1/6 This #WorldFreedomDay, we hope for a better future for the people of Gaza—a future free from Hamas. #FreeGazaFromHamas
Task forces 1 and 2 that were joined by the Israeli aid delegation in the rescue efforts at the Surfside tragedy have arrived in Israel. Together, they went to a practice site and held a workshop to summarize lessons learned. We stand together in our mission to save lives. 🇮🇱�CN0e
LIVE from southern Israel: A Hamas UAV was just intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System.
The Joint Military Committee between the IDF and the Egyptian Armed Forces held a meeting yesterday, during which issues the two armies face were discussed. We will continue working together to ensure security along our border. 🇮🇱🤝mBMh8
OPERATIONAL UPDATE: A shooting attack on a military post near Ramallah occurred tonight. Initial details indicate that an assailant fired a number of rounds toward the post. No IDF injuries were reported. Our troops are conducting searches in the area.
Today, 20 @Europarl_EN members and advisors visited northern Israel. The visitors entered a Hezbollah terrorist tunnel to see firsthand the threat Israelis face as Hezbollah continues to promote terrorism and instability. ​Thank you to @elnetwork_eu for organizing this event!
Today, we remember the former Israeli Prime Minister and IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. (Res.) Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated on this day in 1995. His dedication to the State of Israel will continue to inspire generations to come. May his memory be a blessing.
3/3 LTG Aviv Kohavi: "Cooperation with the U.S., and the U.S. National Guard specifically, is critical to the national security of Israel. The shared work and learning process improves the strategy and endurance of both [forces] in the face of the challenges on different fronts."
2/3 The commanders discussed shared regional challenges and the strategic importance of cooperation between our forces. GEN Hokanson was shown advanced capabilities in the field of search and rescue and new systems in the field of technology, monitoring and warning systems.
1/3 Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi and CGO HFC Major General Ori Gordin met today with Chief of the U.S. National Guard Bureau GEN (* * * *) Daniel R. Hokanson as part of his visit to Israel’s national home front exercise.
An aircraft carrier with hundreds of U.S. service members has arrived in Israel. We will conduct a two week joint multi-force training on dense urban area combat & multi-domain capabilities. We continue to strengthen our capabilities to counter threats in the region.
Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets escorted an American B-1B bomber over Israeli skies towards the Gulf earlier today. The joint flight illustrates the continued strategic cooperation of the IDF with the United States in the area.
It was a pleasure to host our strong allies from the US 🇺🇸, the UK 🇬🇧, India 🇮🇳, Greece 🇬🇷, France 🇫🇷, Italy 🇮🇹, and Ger#BlueFlag2021 #BlueFlag2021. See the exercise
When 8 different countries train together, history is made. Watch what happened in Israel over the past weeks:
Air Force commanders from the US, Italy, the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Norway, the UAE, India, and the Netherlands, as well as ambassadors from France, the UK, Greece, and Germany, came together today to cooperate and learn from each other at the international #BlueFlag2021 exercise.
Today, we made history 🇮🇱🤝🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Al Alawi was welcomed to Israel by IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. Together, the commanders made a significant step toward future cooperation and strengthened military t#BlueFlag2021gayvwj
On this United Nations Day, the IDF wishes a happy and sincere 76th birthday to the @UN. Thank you for promoting universal values of peace, equality and dignity and for your engagement in the Middle East.
Flying toward a future of hope... 🇮🇱 🇩🇪 WATCH the historic moment when the German and Israeli Air Forces flew together over JerusalhSiS
"Cooperation between the IAF and international air forces is one avenue of broader IDF cooperation with the militaries of the world... the strategic situation of Israel has never been stronger, better and more stable." —LTG Aviv Kohavi at Uvda Air Force Base today #BlueFlag2021
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