Category Archives: Operation Room

Three Years since Operation Cast Lead

Between 2000 and 2008, more than 8,000 rockets and mortar shells were fired at civilians in Israel by the Hamas, a radical Islamic terrorist organization. This barrage of fire deliberately endangered the lives of over a million people. Three years ago today, on … Continue reading

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Stretching a Helping Hand: IDF Aid Delegations

On December 5, the international community marked International Volunteer Day, a day that recognizes the contribution of volunteers. The IDF values the act of volunteering, and therefore sends its reserve soldiers on search and rescue missions abroad. IDF reserve soldiers rescue a Haitian … Continue reading

Posted in Facts & Figures, Haiti 2010, Haiti 2010, Humanitarian Missions, Japan 2011

Watch: Gilad Shalit Reunites With His Family After Over Five Years

Gilad Shalit landed at an IDF base, where he was greeted by the Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and the IDF Chief of the General Staff. After meeting the officials he was finally reunited with his family, for the first … Continue reading

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Personal Address from the IDF Chief of the General Staff

IDF soldiers and commanders, in regular and reserve service: On June 24th, 2006, Team 2, from the 188th armored brigade in the “Barak” division of the Infantry Corps left for operational activity along the Gaza border, near Kerem Shalom. During the … Continue reading

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Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit Returns to His Home in Mitzpe Hila

A short while ago and after completing a secondary and thorough medical examination in a medical facility purposefully established on the premises, Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit and his family took off from the “Tel-Nof” IAF base. The family is … Continue reading

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