10 facts you didn’t know about battalion “sword”

צילום: מתן פורטנוי, דובר צה”ל

What a Minister wrote the national anthem? What colour beret. To mark 40 years of score the Druze battalion IDF site brings you all the facts.

תאריך: 19/11/2014, 16:38    
מחבר: רתם קליגר, אתר צה”ל

This year indicates a battalion “sword” 40 years. IDF site picked for fresh recruits to fight beside the 10 interesting facts about the Druze Regiment.

1. in the past, the regiment served as the IDF’s minority, and the Druze battalion. “Her.
This period was a melting pot of Druze, Circassians, Bedouins and others, “said battalion commander
“Sword,” Lieutenant Colonel ra’fat dairy site. making minority Druze Regiment unit is a long process that lasted almost 30 years. “The battalion is unfolding the minorities unit established
With the establishment of the State, which moved many incarnations until party time as troop, the battalion commander, Lt. Col. ex Shadi Abu fares.

2. the first and only Druze IDF Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Joseph will combine began his career as a soldier in the regiment. As champion, he was commander of the home front command and coordinator of government activities in the territories. In addition, he received special mention Colonel RA (Ret) Rafael Eitan.

3 Regiment received the first two צל”שים-OC in 2001 for his part in the assassination of Egyptian Intelligence Squad. The shadow II was a battalion commander of northern command, Lebanon war activities.

10 facts you didn’t know about battalion “sword”

First Lebanon border arrow. Photo: IDF

4. the name of the Regiment, “sword”, by Colonel (Ret.), Jahangir Nabih who killed during his military service. The reason for choosing the name is
The Druze leaders used to hang around with a sword as a symbol of strength and determination.

5. the second Lebanon troop nitre sword “was the first to cross the border into Lebanon, and the last to go back to Israel territory.
Because especially talented battalion fighting in a thicket and the Northern Territory, they were able to return home without casualties.

6. in the early 2000s from the regiment to follow labour North border operations only, as part of thinking about being home and motivation. Warriors protect directly to homes in northern villages Druze. “During the osbano years to northern command, and we have developed the expertise to cut,” said Lieutenant Colonel Abu fares. “Today the Regiment is relationship anymore info on Lebanon border.” Also on the regiment’s beret orientation. The length of the trip is 55 kilometers, marching battalion fighters between nine Druse villages. “The journey itself is kind of a celebration that connects the community troop told Lieutenant Colonel.

10 facts you didn’t know about battalion “sword”

The Trek villages. Photo: IDF

7. over the years, carried out troop sword defense cadets the basic training base of Nahal Brigade, which is in Tel Arad. In the current draft is the training battalion of the Golani Brigade, which is in the North and simulates better the regular service of the regiment.

8. “sword” battalion troops are the only army which wear red shoes combined with a black beret.

10 facts you didn’t know about battalion “sword”

“The battalion is relationship anymore info on Lebanon border.” Photo: IDF

9. the battalion motto is “sword first Lebanon border arrow. In fact, the slogan describes the commitment to protect the North.

10. the author of the official anthem of the battalion “sword”
Other than Finance Minister Yair Lapid. The Minister of the Druze battalion continues to this day, and the ceremony was filmed video where he expressed sympathy and appreciation for the battalion.


Translated from Hebrew