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IDF, police, and Israel Dog Unit push searches into second week

IDF, police, and Israel Dog Unit push searches into second week

The IDF has sent its missing-person specialist unit to join the extensive search for Vladimir Magit, missing for more than a week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 17:07
A ring of fire surrounds Evyatar

A ring of fire surrounds Evyatar

Under siege from the moment it was founded, the town of Evyatar faced unprecedented hostility today as the brush was torched on all sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 17:14
Haifa salutes IDU

Haifa salutes IDU

Several senior officials of the city of Haifa took time from their day to thank one of their city's ace-in-the-hole for missing persons.Arutz Sheva Staff , 21/05/2021 02:12
"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

As the search for Ohr Buskila grows more daunting, R. Chaim Kanievsky gives the IDU some much-needed encouragement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2021 21:05
IDU fights terror like never before

IDU fights terror like never before

The recent surge of civil unrest in 'mixed cities' around Israel has prompted the Israel Dog Unit's first-ever emergency recruitment call.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2021 16:52
Israel Dog Unit deploys to Lod

Israel Dog Unit deploys to Lod

The arrival of the IDU's canine teams at the most contested spot in Israel drew cheers from Lod residents and complaints from rioters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 01:10
Guarded by IDU, new Samaria town grows despite nightly siege

Guarded by IDU, new Samaria town grows despite nightly siege

Guarded by the Israel Dog Unit, the new town of Evyatar grows despite nightly protests against its existence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2021 22:04
Israel Dog Unit Canine Exhibition for IDF Hopefuls

Israel Dog Unit Canine Exhibition for IDF Hopefuls

The Israel Dog Unit made its way to Jerusalem's Saker Park to give an exhibition to foreign volunteers in Israel's Lone Soldier program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 16:29
Spurred on by shooting, Evyatar community retakes hilltop

Spurred on by shooting, Evyatar community retakes hilltop

With the gunshots from Tapuach junction still ringing in the nation's ears, Samaria residents move to reaffirm Jewish presence in the area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 14:32
Action and reaction: The Israel Dog Unit's response to terror

Action and reaction: The Israel Dog Unit's response to terror

Although known for search and rescue work, the recent spates of terrorist activity has the Israel Dog Unit showing its teeth - literally.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 02:21
Will dogs detect COVID-19 in Israel?

Will dogs detect COVID-19 in Israel?

Arutz Sheva, in an exclusive interview, spoke with Yekutiel Ben Yakov of the Israel Dog Unit about his "Coronadogs" who can smell COVID-19.Yoni Kempinski, 20/04/2021 01:19
Sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients entering Israel?

Sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients entering Israel?

Israel Dog Unit asks for permission to use sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients at airport, borders following successful pilot in US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 13:13
Independence Day on the Gaza border

Independence Day on the Gaza border

Soldiers of the Nachal battalion, stationed at a relatively remote base near the Gaza border, got to celebrate Israel at 73 in style.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2021 00:11
Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

After nearly a full week of unrelenting search efforts, the Israel Dog Unit has recovered the body of Amra Zaoda in a field near Netanya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 09:08
Canines vs. coronavirus

Canines vs. coronavirus

The Miami Heat has started using dogs to check for COVID-19 carriers at its games. Could Israel use them to help reopen the skies?Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2021 23:50
Police rescue stolen service dogs

Police rescue stolen service dogs

The hunt for a stolen search dog was brought to a happy ending this afternoon with the help of the Israel National PoliceArutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2021 17:49
Hadera search ends in tears

Hadera search ends in tears

Shlomo Malka, missing for nearly four days from his home in Hadera, has been found deceased.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 16:42
Hundreds search for elderly man missing since Shabbat in Hadera

Hundreds search for elderly man missing since Shabbat in Hadera

Dogs, drones, and droves of volunteers swarm the city as danger mounts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2021 23:35
Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead in Kfar Shmaryahu

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead in Kfar Shmaryahu

Volunteer search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit brought a bittersweet ending to more than three days of searching.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/03/2021 08:52
Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for IDF brigade officers

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for IDF brigade officers

IDF officers were treated to a professional exhibition of security dogs meeting the unique challenges of securing an Israeli town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 23:00
Massive search-and-rescue mission launched for IDF veteran

Massive search-and-rescue mission launched for IDF veteran

Fifty-year-old Aviram Ben-Ari, an IDF veteran, has disappeared in the Kfar Shmaryahu region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 21:29
Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Israel Dog Unit presides over another successful search and rescue effort involving Jeeps, drones, horses, and helicopters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2021 18:47
Israel Dog Unit: Missing father of three has been found

Israel Dog Unit: Missing father of three has been found

Israel Dog Unit volunteer and MDA medic finds David Fredi Yager, father of three missing since Tuesday, thanks to tipoff from civilian.Chana Roberts, 20/02/2021 22:46
Israel Dog Unit: Father of 3 missing and in possible danger

Israel Dog Unit: Father of 3 missing and in possible danger

Israel Dog Unit searches urgently for information on missing man, requests public's aid in locating him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2021 15:06
Public asked for help locating missing mother of 6

Public asked for help locating missing mother of 6

Nationwide search underway; public asked to contact Israel Dog Unit with any pertinent information.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2021 22:23
Border Police flee rioters torching water tower installation

Border Police flee rioters torching water tower installation

PA-backed rioters torch Mekorot company water tower near Kochav Hashahar in Binyamin; Israel Dog Unit protects, documents incident.Mordechai Sones, 26/12/2020 20:43
Israel Dog Unit thwarts terror, finds missing people and more

Israel Dog Unit thwarts terror, finds missing people and more

'If Israel experiences more severe earthquake, thousands of bodies and additional people, still alive, could be trapped under rubble.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/12/2020 20:36
IDU saves missing person, fights arson, cheers up special kids

IDU saves missing person, fights arson, cheers up special kids

From responding to Islamic arson to finding missing people and doggy acrobatic shows for special needs children, IDU had action packed weekArutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 07:27
After beating coronavirus, US volunteer looks to join IDF

After beating coronavirus, US volunteer looks to join IDF

19-year-old immigrant from New Jersey volunteers with canine search and rescue unit in Israel as he prepares to join IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2020 13:26
Helicopter and dogs in frantic search for missing 83-year-old

Helicopter and dogs in frantic search for missing 83-year-old

Nine days passed and whereabouts of 83-year-old David Lazarov unknown. Helicopters, rescue dogs, volunteers battle for his life.Shimon Cohen, 25/05/2020 17:05
'She survived the Nazis, let's find her'

'She survived the Nazis, let's find her'

Israel Dog Unit seeks volunteers to find 92 yr-old Holocaust survivor gone missing since last Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2020 08:11
Israel Dog Unit sees missing persons increase during coronavirus crisis

Israel Dog Unit sees missing persons increase during coronavirus crisis

IDU Commander: 'We're stepping up training, readying more rescue teams, as well as continuing searching for missing people.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 17:54
Israel Dog Unit continues missing person search despite coronavirus crisis

Israel Dog Unit continues missing person search despite coronavirus crisis

Search crews continue to spearhead search for 24 year old Asaf Brooke, who went missing on March 11; Search today focused on open areas.Mordechai Sones, 07/04/2020 19:23
COVID-19 carrying dog-handler volunteers to train dog to diagnose, test coronavirus

COVID-19 carrying dog-handler volunteers to train dog to diagnose, test coronavirus

Dog-handler presently quarantined volunteers to test and train personal weapons-sniffing service canine to detect scent of coronavirus.Mordechai Sones, 31/03/2020 21:06
Day 18 in search for Meshulam Zusha Brandwein in Judean Desert

Day 18 in search for Meshulam Zusha Brandwein in Judean Desert

Breakthrough find of Zusha's shirt, pants, belt, parts of his guitar. Family suspects Zusha kidnapped or killed by Arabs who last saw him.Mordechai Sones, 23/03/2020 17:15
Israel Dog Unit continues high-risk searches as new volunteers arrive from abroad

Israel Dog Unit continues high-risk searches as new volunteers arrive from abroad

IDU continues operations responding to life-threatening emergencies and rapid deployment preparations to meet coronavirus challenges.Mordechai Sones, 19/03/2020 11:23
Israel Dog Unit Commander urges Diaspora Jews to make Aliyah in special Purim message

Israel Dog Unit Commander urges Diaspora Jews to make Aliyah in special Purim message

Israel Dog Unit Commander Yekutiel Ben Yakov urges all Jews to come home to Israel now.Mordechai Sones, 10/03/2020 21:39
Elite units trainer to supplement Israel Dog Unit

Elite units trainer to supplement Israel Dog Unit

Guerrilla warfare expert specializing in IDF special units Nadav Yair trains Israel Dog Unit for advanced search-and-rescue.Shimon Cohen, 27/02/2020 09:49
Missing man meets dog that saved his life

Missing man meets dog that saved his life

Daniel Branson, found unconscious and nearly dead last year finally fulfills dream to meet and thank Eishela - dog that found him and IDU.Mordechai Sones, 03/12/2019 18:32
Joint IDU-IDF exercise in wake of Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

Joint IDU-IDF exercise in wake of Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

Exercise simulates finding victims trapped under collapsed buildings as result of direct missile attack from Syria.Mordechai Sones, 05/11/2019 00:20
Dogs in pursuit of agricultural terror

Dogs in pursuit of agricultural terror

Israeli K-9 unit being trained to assist forces in preventing agricultural crime and terrorism in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2019 17:51
Israel Dog Unit issues call for volunteers to find missing man

Israel Dog Unit issues call for volunteers to find missing man

Moshe, father of five; missing since Lag b'Omer.Mordechai Sones, 13/06/2019 14:11
Search for missing man whose house burned down

Search for missing man whose house burned down

Resident of Mevo Modiim who has been missing for over a week loses house to fire during search.Shimon Cohen, 27/05/2019 18:19
Sad ending of five-day search by Israel Dog Unit

Sad ending of five-day search by Israel Dog Unit

IDU Commander issues call for volunteers but unfortunately locate missing man too late.Mordechai Sones, 21/05/2019 20:08
Dog Unit locates terror decoy after 4km pursuit in rough terrain

Dog Unit locates terror decoy after 4km pursuit in rough terrain

Terrorists beware, Sneakers and Micha are hot on your trail.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2019 16:08
Was Ansbacher only missing person murdered by Arab terrorists?

Was Ansbacher only missing person murdered by Arab terrorists?

Joint exercise between Israel Dog Unit, Afula police, and United Hatzalah simulates missing person incident evolving into terror attack.Mordechai Sones, 14/02/2019 10:22
Woman laid to rest after being missing six months

Woman laid to rest after being missing six months

For six months no one knew what happened to the late Tarak Tayik, who was laid to rest 200 meters from where she was found.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2018 13:02
Guard dogs deployed in Gush Etzion after Fuld murder

Guard dogs deployed in Gush Etzion after Fuld murder

Efrat residents, supporters to spend Yom Kippur guarding agricultural land after Fuld murder.Mordechai Sones, 18/09/2018 16:12
IDU recovers bones of missing person, second person found alive

IDU recovers bones of missing person, second person found alive

Forcing way through thorny terrain, disregarding dense brush, IDU discovers body parts believed to belong to woman missing since May.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2018 18:54
Missing 27-year-old-woman found alive in deserted building

Missing 27-year-old-woman found alive in deserted building

Woman reported missing since Thursday rescued early this morning from abandoned Netanya building by Israel Dog Unit.Mordechai Sones, 09/09/2018 08:39
Watch: Israel Dog Unit trains for major rescue missions

Watch: Israel Dog Unit trains for major rescue missions

'Scientists predict major seismic event every 90 years, it's now been 91 years. Earthquake or missile attack would kill, trap thousands.'Mordechai Sones, 05/07/2018 15:00
Israel Dog Unit festive ceremony marks 18th anniversary

Israel Dog Unit festive ceremony marks 18th anniversary

Deputy Defense Minister: 'The Unit is a shining symbol of volunteering for community and for people throughout country.'Mordechai Sones, 13/06/2018 13:33
Israel Dog Unit finds missing man unconscious in Ashkelon

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man unconscious in Ashkelon

Search succeeds for missing Ashkelon man amid sirens and booms from intercepted rockets; attempted suicide recovers in ICU.Mordechai Sones, 31/05/2018 16:56
Dog Unit patrols Ramat Eshkol to stop Shabbat burglaries

Dog Unit patrols Ramat Eshkol to stop Shabbat burglaries

Volunteers with 6 dogs quartered in neighborhood patrol Friday night, Shabbat day; Burglaries reported stopped.Mordechai Sones, 29/04/2018 16:19
'Avraham was completely dehydrated'

'Avraham was completely dehydrated'

Avraham Mabert, 83, left house and disappeared for three days; Israel Dog Unit volunteers find him dehydrated after thorough search.Mordechai Sones, 08/04/2018 19:25
Missing 64-year-old woman found dead

Missing 64-year-old woman found dead

Amilia ben Yehuda, missing three days, found dead.Mordechai Sones, 01/04/2018 19:03
Dog Unit volunteer saves Beit Shemesh man's life

Dog Unit volunteer saves Beit Shemesh man's life

Exhausted, fasting volunteers forego rest, food, holiday celebration to search for man given up for dead, but who now recovers in hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2018 14:55