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Video: Israel's Arab Secret Weapon

How a special Bedouin tracker unit is countering the Hezbollah threat along Israel's northern border.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 4/22/2014, 2:28 PM

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Near Israel’s northern border, a special Bedouin unit is acting against attempts to infiltrate Israel.

A new IDF video on the IDF Website features Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib, the commander of the Northern Tracking Unit that operates near the Lebanese border and consists only of Bedouin soldiers.

Hezbollah rockets, terrorist infilitrations and kidnappings are just a few of the threats emanating from Israel’s northern border. In order to combat these threats, the IDF deploys elite Bedouin tracking units, writes the IDF Website.

These soldiers are able to apply their special skills to expose and prevent smuggling and infiltration attempts from Lebanon. Despite advances in technology, the IDF continues to maintain Bedouin tracker units because the skills that they possess are unique. Overall, the Bedouin soldiers are invaluable and essential to the protection of Israel.