Kfir Brigade during training
Kfir Brigade during training IDF spokesperson

The Kfir Brigade recently started it's three and a half month training period after a long period of deployment in Judea and Samaria, following a recent Ground Forces Directive that dramatically raises the amount of training combat units do each year.

The brigade spent two intensive weeks preparing for the training period, including a long march from the Dead Sea to the Sea of Gallillee. Nachshon battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Omer Cohen told Arutz Sheva that "the aim of this training period is to strengthen the platoon commanders while being coached by the company commanders."

"This is a training series that crosses two bodies water crosses the limits of creativity and improves us mentally," continued Cohen. During the march, Kfir climbed up Mount Tabor, carried out platoon drills training in the Jordan Valley and practiced hand to hand combat on the beach.

Between the Kinneret and the Jordan River, the forces practiced many different scenarios, including both urban warfare and fighting in open areas.

Sopher Ghanem, a company commander in the Nachshon Battalion, said that "We saw the fighters overcome difficulties together and come out strong and ready for the next mission, in original and creative ways that reach new capabilities."

Kfir was established in 2005 and is today the largest infantry brigade in the IDF. While the unit is known for being deployed mainly in Judea and Samaria, it recently began deploying on the Gaza border as well, which is considered significantly more challenging.

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