Daily Archives: January 4, 2009
4 January 2009 Today, Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, visited Palmahim Air Force Base. During the visit he toured various squadrons and spoke with pilots. “We must reach the point where we, as an army, are … Continue reading
The Israel Defense Forces extends its gratitude and condolences to the family of SSgt. Dvir Emmanueloff, 22, of the Golani infantry brigade. Originially from Givat Ze’ev near Jerusalem, SSgt. Emmanueloff was killed in action by a mortar bomb fired by … Continue reading
January 4th, 2009 Summary of Events since the Morning Approximately thirty rockets were launched today from the Gaza Strip to Israel, at least 12 of them were Grad rockets. IDF forces, including infantry, tanks, combat engineers, artillery, and intelligence, continue … Continue reading
4 Jan. 2009-The morning after ground forces entered the Gaza Strip, IDF spokesman Capt. Benjamin Rutland provides an operational update on the IDF’s progress in removing Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure and providing a better security situation for southern Israel’s residents.