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New details emerge on heroic actions of IDF officer killed in Gaza
After covert IDF force was detected at Hamas checkpoint on Sunday, Lt. Col. M. opened fire to draw attention away from his comrades • While he was hit by enemy gunfire, his move gave his team critical time to leave their vehicle and charge the enemy.
Hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel amid renewed tensions
The Israel Defense Forces said it has also launched strikes against terror targets in Gaza.
Details emerge of special-forces operation in Gaza that claimed life of Druze officer
Israelis across the political spectrum expressed their sorrow and condolences to the family of a Druze special-forces soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas operatives in Gaza on Sunday night, which broke out when intelligence forces were discovered and attacked.
Israelis mourn loss of special-forces soldier killed in Gaza operation gone awry
“I bow my head in sadness at the loss of Lt. Col. M., a glorious fighter who fell during an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “The day will come when we can tell of all his valor. The citizens of Israel owe him an enormous debt.”
The delicate training techniques of Israel’s 906th battalion special forces unit
“We talk a lot about raids, about going in and out. This is the main battle aspect that we teach them ... how to strike the enemy and move back. Lots of small victories, in the end, are one big victory,” says 906th Battalion Commander Lt.-Col. Yaron Simsolo of training techniques.