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No matter when or where, the spirit of Shabbat envelops us with tranquility. Shabbat Shalom from the soldiers of the IDF!
IDF and Israeli security forces conducted counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria overnight. 2 senior Islamic Jihad terrorist operatives were killed during an exchange of fire, 9 terrorist suspects were apprehended and 3 M-16 rifles and a gun were confiscated.
📸: Menachem Geisinsky
These exercises are a key component of our two militaries’ increasing strategic cooperation in response to shared concerns in the Middle East, particularly those posed by Iran. 4/4
The IDF Intelligence Directorate conducted an extensive simulation replicating campaign against distant countries, testing the IDF’s abilities of intelligence gathering, target determination and outlining, and making intelligence available to operational forces. 3/4
An American KC-135 aerial refuelling aircraft refuelled a number of IAF F-16i "Sufa" fighter jets as the IAF and the U.S. Air Force performed midair refuelling today. Additionally, the IAF simulated a long-range operational scenario and long-distance flights. 2/4
A series of joint exercises simulating various scenarios in the face of regional threats were completed together with the U.S. Armed Forces. The exercise began as four IAF F-35i “Adir” aircraft accompanied four American F-15 fighter jets through Israel’s skies yesterday. 1/4
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IDF & Israeli security forces apprehended a man suspected of terrorism, with a prior history of terrorism. An M-16 rifle, a military vest and terrorist funds were also located with the suspect. We will continue to operate in order to thwart the threat of terrorism.
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🔴31 Israelis have been killed & 398 injured in the 4,962 acts of terrorism that have been committed this year. 🔴This is the 9 car ramming attack against Israelis this year—resulting in 10 injuries. 🔴2 of these were combined ramming & stabbing attacks.
An assailant rammed an IDF soldier with a vehicle near the community of Kokhav Ya'akov earlier today. Israel Police forces in the area pursued the assailant and neutralized him. This is not the first time this has happened in 2022. ⬇️
A report was received regarding a ramming attack adjacent to the community of Kokhav Ya'akov.
A series of joint aerial exercises between the IDF and the U.S. Armed Forces will begin today. Fighter jets and refuelers from the IAF and the U.S. Air Force will take part in the exercise and simulate a number of scenarios in the face of regional threats.
Attempts to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip by sea are a constant security challenge. Terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip ultimately use these weapons to attack Israelis. These are important details in telling the full story. 3/3
The IDF sent The New York Times this statement in response to their query about this issue. Unfortunately, our explanation did not feature in the article. 2/3
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The soldiers involved will be suspended from further operational activity until the end of the investigation. 4/4
The incident will be investigated by the Commanding Officer of the Central Command & by the Military Police. The findings of the investigation will be transferred to the Military Advocate General for further examination. 3/4
Earlier today, an altercation occurred between IDF soldiers and civilians in Hebron. The soldiers’ actions were severe, defying IDF values. Soldiers are required to perform tasks with optimal precision, while maintaining IDF values and human dignity. 2/4
IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi strongly condemns any use of unnecessary violence, physical or verbal. 1/4
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IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi’s words as he returned to Israel from the U.S. today. LTG Kohavi met with multiple senior members of the U.S. Armed Forces, & discussed increased operational cooperation and regional challenges, primarily the Iranian threat. 2/2
“In order to improve our capabilities toward the challenges in the region, joint activity with CENTCOM will be significantly expanded in the near future. At the same time, the IDF will act at an accelerated rate against the entrenchment of the Iranian regime in the region.” 1/2
Thankful for the families that stand by our side. What are you thankful for? #Thanksgiving
Horrific terrorist attacks in Jerusalem this morning, killing a 15 year old boy & injuring many other innocent civilians. We note the strong condemnation of the bombings from intl friends and partners. Our security forces continue working 24/7 against the threat of terrorism.
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During the discussions, it was agreed that we are at a critical point in time that requires the acceleration of operational plans and cooperation against Iran and its terrorist proxies in the region." —LTG Aviv Kohavi 3/3
"On the one hand, Iran is under many economic, military, and internal pressures, and on the other hand, it continues to promote its nuclear program. The IDF strongly promotes all operational plans against the Iranian threat. 2/3
IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi held a series of meetings w/senior U.S. officials yesterday in Washington, D.C., where they discussed further strengthening the cooperation between our militaries & mutual regional threats, primarily the Iranian nuclear threat. 1/3
Today is Lebanese Independence Day. While the Lebanese people suffer a massive political and economic crisis, they’re held hostage by the Iranian regime & their regional proxy, Hezbollah. We hope that one day, the Lebanese are free enough to celebrate their independence.
The medal was awarded on behalf of the U.S. Secretary of Defense at an honor guard that took place earlier today at Fort Myer, Washington, D.C. 2/2
IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi was awarded the U.S. Armed Forces' Legion of Merit by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, GEN Mark Milley, for deepening the strategic partnership between the State of Israel and the U.S. 1/2
In the South Hebron Hills today at Training Area 918 (often referred to as Masafer Yatta). Able to view the full picture on the ground, which is very different to that presented on social media and in the international press. (1/2)
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IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi landed in the U.S. for an official five-day visit today. As a guest of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, GEN Mark Milley, LTG Kohavi will also meet with many senior officials of the U.S. Dept. of Defense and Armed Forces.
LTG Aviv Kohavi: "This is a very serious event. It cannot be that an Israeli civilian will violently attack IDF soldiers who operate to protect and keep civilians safe. This shameful and criminal behavior requires a rapid lawful response.” 2/2
IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi strongly condemns the attack on an IDF soldier by an Israeli civilian in the city of Hebron earlier today during the security and escort of worshipers to Othoniel Ben Kenaz’s Tomb. 1/2
We wish you a Shabbat Shalom 🕊️f
Becoming an IDF officer is the next step in many soldiers’ trajectory in the Israel Defense Forces. These soldiers just finished the IDF Officer’s Course and received their honorary officer’s pin. We salute you 🫡6
The IDF welcomed the President of the Republic of Hungary, H.E. Katalin Novak, to the US-ISR Air & Missile Defense Integration & Testing site. Thank you for strengthening the relationship between the State of Israel and the Republic of Hungary 🇭🇺�9kh3
IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi: “We are training and developing joint military capabilities at an accelerated rate in the face of the developing threats in the Middle East, and against the Iranian regime in particular.” 2/2
A Palestinian terrorist murdered 3 people & injured several others near Ariel this morning. Tamir Avihai, Michael Ledigin & Moti Ashkenazi—3 fathers, husbands & friends. Tonight, 11 children are going to bed without a father. This is the true face of terrorism.
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A terrorist arrived at the entrance gate of the Ariel Industrial Zone and stabbed civilians in the area. Other civilians were stabbed at a nearby gas station. The terrorist fled the scene and was neutralized afterwards. IDF soldiers are currently searching the area.
The Golani Brigade was the first brigade in the IDF, that’s why it’s numbered as the 1st brigade. These Golani soldiers just received their hard-earned berets after a long beret march. We salute our new Golani soldiers 🫡W
Three IDF F-35i “Adir” aircraft landed at the Nevatim Air Force Base today. The aircraft will join the “Golden Eagle” Squadron and will take part in the IAF’s operational activities in the coming weeks.
Shabbat Shalom from the top of the world 🌍 ✈️9
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2 IDF F-35i “Adir” aircraft escorted 2 U.S. B-52 bombers assigned to @CENTCOM through Israel’s skies. As part of the increasing cooperation with the U.S. Armed Forces, this flight is part of a series of joint exercises to strengthen our readiness toward all scenarios. 🇮🇱✈️�E0y7
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