Inside the IDF Photo Essay: Purim in the IDF

IDF soldiers are maintaining their readiness to combat terrorists as Israel goes on high alert for the upcoming Purim festivities, but that doesn't mean they aren't celebrating the holiday.

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More than 600,000 'Oznei Haman' - also known as Hamentashen - are being distributed to IDF soldiers throughout Israel. These Givati Brigade soldier, stationed in a lookout in Gaza, took a few moments to enjoy the traditional Purim pastries.


A Givati Brigade soldier takes a break from his lookout overlooking Gaza to enjoy the traditional Purim pastries said to resemble the ears, or hat, of the evil Haman.


Soldiers enjoying Hamentashen with Gaza in the background.


IDF soldiers test new specialized tactical gear ahead of the coming Purim holiday, which celebrates the rescue of the Jewish people from disaster through the faith and strength of Mordechai and Esther.


Exercises at the 'Chicago' tactical base using new IDF technology ahead of the Purim holiday, which celebrates the speedy redemption of the Jewish people from seemingly inevitable disaster.


(Photos Courtesy of IDF Spokesman)



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