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Elite Oketz K9 Unit bids farewell to four-legged heroes who did not get proper final journey; ‘Outsiders won’t understand,’ says Major (res.) M The event highlighted the unique bond between soldiers and their canine partners, a relationship that Major (res.) M, the unit’s operations officer, described as something “outsiders won’t understand.” The ceremony took place at the Oketz canine cemetery near the Adam facility. At its center stands a monument for the dogs whose burial places are unknown, featuring a statue of Warrant Officer Y and his dog, Oscar, the first Oketz dog killed in action whose body was not recovered…

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IDF chief: We are making it harder for Hezbollah, eliminations are important Two Israelis were wounded in two separate drone strikes, as the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah continued its incessant attacks against Israel by launching numerous waves of drones over the past few days. One Israeli victim was critically wounded and rushed to a hospital in Nahariya after a suicide drone exploded near Kibbutz Kabri on Thursday. The strike occurred as several drones infiltrated Israeli territory in the Western Galilee region, activating alarm sirens in Betzet, Shlomi, Kabri, Hanita and several other towns in the area. The IDF said it…

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Forces uncover anti-tank missile launchers concealed under floor of residential apartment; officer says Hamas, learning from past experiences, rigged buildings to explode as troops enter Footage from a military tactical helmet obtained by Ynet shows how Nahal Brigade soldiers locate a weapons cache including anti-tank missile launchers and munitions hidden under a Gaza apartment’s floor. “I didn’t believe I’d find things in the ruins of buildings we attacked before entering them until I saw it with my own eyes,” one of the officers involved told Ynet. “We saw an unusual and large number of tunnels in Rafah, operated by Hamas…

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Assailant from nearby town of Nahf shot dead by slain victim Sgt. Aleksandr Iakiminskyi; members of terrorist’s family, some of whom work at mall, arrested An off-duty Israeli soldier was killed and a second was wounded in a terror stabbing attack at a shopping mall in the northern city of Karmiel on Wednesday, police and medics said. The slain soldier managed to kill the terrorist before collapsing. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said that two men in their 20s were taken to Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya. They were listed in critical and serious condition, according to MDA. One…

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Abu Ali Nasser, the commander of the Hezbollah terrorist organization’s Aziz unit, was killed in an airstrike on a vehicle in Tyre. Arabic media reported on Wednesday afternoon that two people were killed in an airstrike on a vehicle in Tyre, Lebanon by an Israeli UAV. The Arabic language Sky News channel reported that Abu Ali Nasser, the commander of the Hezbollah terrorist organization’s Aziz unit, was killed in the airstrike. The Aziz unit is one of three regional units Hezbollah operates in southern Lebanon and is responsible for the terrorist group’s activities along the eastern portion of the Israel-Lebanon…

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As war with Hezbollah looms, hospitals prepare for every possibility, including long power outages and being cut off from access to roads; Many doctors and other staff could be called to the front lines Hospitals in northern Israel were preparing for potential war with Hezbollah, finalizing plans for two key scenarios: power outages and being cut off from access to roads, and safe areas. While no new concrete instructions have been issued, senior Health Ministry officials spoke with hospital administrators last week to verify readiness, instructing them to stockpile blood supplies for six days instead of four. Continue reading this…

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The Kenyan-born Israeli runner, Lonah Chemtai Salpeter was chosen to be Israel’s female flag bearer at the upcoming Paris Olympics opening ceremony on July 26, according to Israel’s Ynet news. She is reportedly scheduled to hold the Israeli flag along with Ukrainian-born Israeli shooter Sergey Richter, a top candidate for male flag bearer. Salpeter (35), who was born in a tiny village in the African nation, is considered to be one of the world’s best long-distance runners and one of Israel’s leading medal candidates. As a child, she grew up without running water and used to run 16 km (10 miles) round…

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Hamas took 251 people hostage on Oct. 7, of whom 116 are still captive. The number of the Israeli hostages in Gaza who are still alive could be “as low as 50,” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing mediators in the hostage talks and a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. intelligence. Hamas terrorists abducted 251 people from Israel into Gaza as hostages on Oct. 7 of last year, of whom 116 have yet to be freed. According to the assessment, which was partly based on Israeli intelligence, up to 66 of them could already be dead. To…

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The inauguration of a new garden in Gaza border community Kibbutz Netiv Ha’Asara to commemorate its members killed on October 7 included hoisting an Israeli flag 174 feet high, right in front of the border fence; ‘Sends a clear message to the Gaza Strip’s northern neighborhoods’ Alfredo Vachs, 84, from Kibbutz Netiv Ha’Asara, located on the border with Gaza, radiates an optimism that is truly remarkable. Despite the loss of his two sons, Amit and Yigal, in the terrorist attack on October 7, he has recently returned home and strives to keep a smile on his face. During the inauguration…

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Twenty-year-old swimmer Adam Maraana qualified for the 2024 Olympics in Paris in the 100-meter backstroke event after equaling a national record. Swimmer Adam Maraana last week made history by becoming the first Arab Israeli athlete to represent Israel at the Olympics in 48 years. Maraana, 20, qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in the 100-meter backstroke event during the Olympic trials held at the Wingate Institute in Netanya on June 6. Clocking in at 53.60 seconds, Maraana equaled the Israeli national record set by Yakov Toumarkin in 2017. The result was a fourteenth of a second faster than the qualifying time for the 2024 Olympics. Maraana said…

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