Tag Archive for Golani Brigade

IDF Neutralized 4 Armed Palestinian Terrorists Sneaking into Israel

IDF’s Golani Brigade killed 4 heavily armed Palestinian terrorists attempting to cross border fence in pre-dawn firefight, with their RPGs, grenades and 4 Kalashnikov assault rifles seized by military officials after the incident.
– Hamas: Unauthorized mission by the youths was motivated by rage.

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


The Israel Defense Forces said Saturday that it foiled a major terror attack in the area of the Gaza border in the early hours of the day, placing responsibility for an attempted infiltration by four Palestinians on Hamas.

Troops from the Golani Brigade killed the four infiltrators – who were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenade launchers – as they tried to enter Israeli territory from Gaza early Saturday morning. Continue Reading »

IDF neutralized 3 Palestinian infiltrators planting bombs on Gaza border fence

As three Palestinians were attempting to sabotage Israel’s security fence with Gaza by planting explosive devices Sunday afternoon, Golani Brigade soldiers spotted the trio, opening fire that killed 2 and wounded the third.

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


IDF soldiers killed two Palestinians on Sunday afternoon, and shot a third while trying to cross and sabotage the southern end of the Gaza border fence, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

The third Palestinian was said to be in serious condition and was evacuated to hospital in the strip.

The 2 explosive devices the IDF found planted on the Israel-Gaza border, April 8, 2018.

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Check out IDF’s Golani reconnaissance battalion practicing on the ‘Namer’ APC

IDF incorporates hi-tech in the Namer APC, with grenade launchers & guns operated from inside, an ability to charge the battlefield and smashes through walls, and the famed Trophy anti-missile protective system.

By Yoav Zitun


A confrontation between the IDF and the Hezbollah terror group in 2018 will significantly differ from that fought in 2006, and the nature of the preparations will also be dramatically affected. One of the factors the IDF is most unsure about is the condition of Hezbollah within Lebanon.

IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Gadi Eizenkot – Wikimedia

The morale of the Shi’ite militia, which the IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Gadi Eizenkot called Israel’s number one enemy, is at an historic low point. Continue Reading »

Interview with IDF’s Golani Brigade Commander: ‘Our job is to win wars’

Golani Brigade Commander Col. Rasan Alian believes that the expectation of sterilized warfare, without casualties or glitches, is unreasonable. “We are setting the bar so high that we will never be able to live up to it,” he warns.

By Yoav Limor


This week, in which we observe Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day immediately followed by Independence Day, belongs to the Israel Defense Forces’ Golani Brigade in many respects. It is true every year, but especially this year: The brigade has lost 16 of its men in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge — a painful reminder of the toll living in this country takes, but also of the fact that Golani is always there, on the front line, where results are needed and determined. Continue Reading »

IDF Released Names of 5 Killed Soldiers – Timeline & Explanation of Fatal Incidents

Cleared for publication: The names of 5 of the 13 IDF officers & soldiers who were killed in an attack on an APC in Gaza.

Watch: Golani soldiers in action

By Elad Benari


The IDF cleared for publication on Sunday night the names of five of the 13 officers and soldiers who were killed in an attack on an APC in Gaza.

Golani soldiers - Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Golani soldiers – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Captain Tzafrir Bar-Or, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 32, of Holon. His funeral will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the military section of the cemetery in Holon.

Major Zvi Kaplan, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 28, from Kedumim. Continue Reading »

13 Golani soldiers were killed in Gaza – יהי זכרם ברוך

Golani, armor & engineering corps forces were met with effective close anti-tank fire in Shejaiya, Gaza.

By David Lev


Thirteen IDF soldiers have been killed since Saturday night, the IDF said. The process of identifying the bodies is still ongoing.

IDF's Nemer APC is armed with ROWS .50 and the 7.62mm, AND active protection from Iron Fist - Screenshot

IDF’s Nemer APC is armed with ROWS .50 caliber and the 7.62mm, AND active protection from Iron Fist – Screenshot

Golani, armor and engineering corps forces were met with effective close range guerrilla actions in Shejaiya, Gaza.

The military said that the families of the soldiers who were killed have been notified. Their names will be released later on.

In the twelve days of rocket attacks by Hamas since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Arab terrorists have fired about 1,000 rockets at Israel – and at least 130 of them have come from Shejaiya, where fighting has been heavy since Saturday, the IDF said Sunday. Continue Reading »

A true Hero: Col. Alian, injured by shrapnel overnight, refuses extended hospitalization


Despite his doctors’ orders, injured Golani Brigade commander, who was injured by shrapnel overnight in Gaza, told his family he wants to return to be by his soldiers, “I need to get back to my men”

By Ilana Curiel


Col. Rassan Alian, a Golani Brigade battalion commander, was injured overnight Saturday in light-to-moderate condition and was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. He talked with his family members on the phone, telling them he intended to return to his soldiers in the Gaza Strip.

Col. Rassan Alian (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

Col. Rassan Alian – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Alian was injured by shrapnel, including in his eyes, but his vision was undamaged. Continue Reading »

Defense Minister: Reserve Combat Units ‘Likely to Be Called Up Soon’

Yaalon hints of a major military operation during his visit to the Golan Heights.

By Maayana Miskin


Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon hinted Wednesday that Israel may call up its combat soldiers for a major operation in the near future.

Yaalon spoke as he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu observed a Golani Brigade drill in the Golan.

“I was impressed by the Golani Brigade’s capability, preparedness and skill,” he said.

“Golani, like many other IDF combat units, is likely to be called to operational service on short notice,” he added. “That’s why this exercise, like other drills in recent days, has special meaning at this time and in this place.” Continue Reading »

IDF on High Alert on its Border with Syria

Israel’s forces are on high alert in the Golan Heights as Rebel forces enter DMZ & begin to take pot-shots into Israel.

By Chana Ya’ar


IDF forces are on high alert in the Golan Heights, carefully scrutinizing the border with Syria, as opposition forces begin to consider a new target: Israel.

Syrian rebels have penetrated the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating Syria from Israel. The status of the area respected by both Israel and Syria since the end of the Yom Kippur War, though both are technically still at war, is apparently respected no longer.

In a video posted Saturday on the Internet by Syrian opposition forces, the rebels are seen in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights DMZ, firing guns right next to a U.N. Continue Reading »