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Israel Dog Unit finds missing man's remains after search

The search was carried on through Friday night and into Shabbat due to significant fear for the man's life.

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man's remains after search

High-risk search underway in Sharon region

Shalev Dehan, 23, is considered to be in significant danger after all contact with him was lost on May 6th.

High-risk search underway in Sharon region

IDU holds special exhibition for Gush Etzion on Yom Ha'atzmaut

Israel Dog Unit joins a display of other security forces and demonstrated their working dogs' various capabilities for the crowd.

IDU holds special exhibition for Gush Etzion on Yom Ha'atzmaut

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honors Gaza region rescue workers

The Home Front command today honored the units who worked to locate and retrieve the remains of those killed in the October 7th massacre.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honors Gaza region rescue workers

100 hours:

Israel Dog Unit's exercise with the IAF in the Negev

Pilots and dog handlers took part in a challenging simulation in the heat and harsh terrain of southern Israel as both sides honed critical operational skills.

Israel Dog Unit's exercise with the IAF in the Negev

Exhibition for repatriated evacuees near Gaza

The Israel Dog Unit welcomed the residents of Netzarim back to their homes with a Passover exhibition of their working dogs in action.

Exhibition for repatriated evacuees near Gaza

Missing man's 'birthday party'

Instead of celebrating his 32nd birthday with him, Yoram Fliter's family is urging the public to come forward with information that might lead to his whereabouts.

Missing man's 'birthday party'

Working dog exhibition for evacuees from northern Israel

The Israel Dog Unit demonstrated its operational capabilities for those forced out of their homes by the war with Hezbollah.

Working dog exhibition for evacuees from northern Israel

Purim dog exhibition for special needs children

Special needs children and their families were treated to a particularly entertaining dog show during the Fast of Esther.

Purim dog exhibition for special needs children

Five Months Later:

'Rescue forces still searching for massacre victims

The effort to find and properly bury all those killed during the Hamas invasion is carrying on even months after the massacre.

'Rescue forces still searching for massacre victims

Ben-Gvir joins search for missing girl

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir joined the search for the missing girl Hymanut Kassou, who disappeared from Tzfat sixteen days ago.

Ben-Gvir joins search for missing girl

153 days later:

Search for massacre victims still underway

Months later, victims of the October 7th massacre are still unaccounted for, and the search for them in the Gaza border region continues.

Search for massacre victims still underway

Breakthrough:

Missing volunteer's car located near Beit Shemesh

Yoram Fliter vanished while volunteering to help victims of the October 7th massacre. A new discovery could help search teams find what became of him.

Missing volunteer's car located near Beit Shemesh

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

Thousands of searchers have been working around the clock in the Tzfat region, but have yet to find any trace of the missing 9-year-old Hymanut Kassou.

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

One of the organizations searching Tzfat for a missing nine-year-old girl calls for immediate involvement of the ISA to help find her, as long as a terrorist incident cannot be ruled out.

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

9-year-old girl missing in Tzfat

Widespread search efforts are underway for a girl who disappeared two days ago from her house in southern Tzfat.

9-year-old girl missing in Tzfat

Body of man struck by train found near Route 1

Shlomo Samet had been missing for three days before his remains were found near railroad tracks along Route 1.

Body of man struck by train found near Route 1

Exhibition for evacuees at Dead Sea

Families evacuated from Israel's northern and southern borders were treated to a working dog exhibition by the Israel Dog Unit.

Exhibition for evacuees at Dead Sea

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit volunteers locate and save a woman after 36 hours of searching through wind, cold, and rain.

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

Bedouin town gets new security dog

In light of the continued conflict with Hezbollah on Israel's northern border, the Israel Dog Unit has stationed a security dog in the Bedouin town of Arab al-Aramshe.

Bedouin town gets new security dog

Special needs girl's dream comes true in Ariel

Emergency responders bring joy to a young girl with special needs and a dream.

Special needs girl's dream comes true in Ariel

118 days later:

Israel Dog Unit continues search for Oct. 7 victims

Searches are still underway to determine the fate of the October 7th massacre victims.

Israel Dog Unit continues search for Oct. 7 victims

Beitar Ilit adds security dog to city defenses

The predominantly haredi city of Beitar Ilit is the latest Israeli locality to benefit from the Israel Dog Unit's security dog program.

Beitar Ilit adds security dog to city defenses

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

Israel Dog Unit continues the search for remains of victims of the October 7th massacre with help from a volunteer and working dog from Texas.

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

Working dog exhibition for massacre survivors

'It's the first time my son has smiled since the war broke out.'

Working dog exhibition for massacre survivors

Israel Dog Unit trains to rescue missile victims

A series of specialized training sites are used to simulate the aftermath of a rocket or missile attack destroying an Israeli building.

Israel Dog Unit trains to rescue missile victims

Three months later:

Search for remains of massacre victims continues

Special working dogs are being used to locate any victims or evidence of the massacre.

Search for remains of massacre victims continues

IDU holds special exercise in Gaza region

Working dogs and handlers trained for a variety of scenarios in sites simulating the wreckage of the October 7th massacre.

IDU holds special exercise in Gaza region

Israel Dog Unit trains rescue dogs and handlers to save lives

A special workshop on Friday introduced dog handlers to a series of fundamentals for the use of working dogs in several applications.

Israel Dog Unit trains rescue dogs and handlers to save lives

The last rescue of 2023

The Israel Dog Unit helps find a missing person in a midnight search in the Tzfat region.

The last rescue of 2023

Israel Dog Unit speeds up training for security dogs

The recent changes to Israel's security situation have brought an increased demand for the unique advantages of a trained security dog.

Israel Dog Unit speeds up training for security dogs

Israel Dog Unit raises alert status in northern Israel

New dogs and handlers are being trained at an increased rate to prepare the organization for any emergency.

Israel Dog Unit raises alert status in northern Israel

IDU joins pursuit of shooting, ramming suspects

Israel Dog Unit volunteers joined security forces on Saturday in the pursuit of suspects in two separate incidents.

IDU joins pursuit of shooting, ramming suspects

48 days later:

Search for the Oct 7 victims continues

The Israel Dog Unit continues to check every place where the remains of the Oct. 7th massacre victims could be found.

Search for the Oct 7 victims continues

Head of Israel Dog Unit:

'Yesterday we still found body parts'

The Israel Dog Unit’s team continues to search the area for findings that will testify to the fate of missing persons.

'Yesterday we still found body parts'

IDU dogs search for victims and terorrists after Hamas massacre

The Israel Dog Unit is using a variety of working dogs to search for victims or terrorists still unaccounted for after the Hamas invasion.

IDU dogs search for victims and terorrists after Hamas massacre

From Monsey to the Gaza border

Volunteers from US-based rescue organization CommSAR join the effort to find victims of the Hamas invasion of Israel.

From Monsey to the Gaza border

Search for the missing ongoing in Gaza region

Israel Dog Unit volunteers continue the growing task of trying to locate those still missing after the Hamas invasion of Israel.

Search for the missing ongoing in Gaza region

Israel Dog Unit races to save missing people after invasion

Volunteer dog handlers are working under fire to find the hundreds of people missing in southern Israel before Hamas does.

Israel Dog Unit races to save missing people after invasion

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

For the first time ever, Israeli rescue organizations earned American National Association For Search And Rescue certification.

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

Volunteers in the search were accosted by residents who prevented them from reaching parts of the region.

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

Missing Person or Murderer:

Hostile confrontations in search for missing man near Haifa

Witnesses claim driver who fled the scene of a collision crashed as part of an attack against an Arab community.

Hostile confrontations in search for missing man near Haifa

Man rescued after being stuck in elevator for a day

An eighty-year-old man was missing for a day after being trapped in an elevator for nearly twenty-four hours.

Man rescued after being stuck in elevator for a day

Israel Dog Unit aprehends illegal infiltrators in central Israel

A special operation to capture Palestinians entering Israel illegally ended with several suspects caught and transferred for questioning.

Israel Dog Unit aprehends illegal infiltrators in central Israel

Earthquake preparedness exercise in northern Israel

The IDF and Israel Dog Unit held a joint exercise today to improve response capabilities in case of an earthquake in Israel.

Earthquake preparedness exercise in northern Israel

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

A disappearance from the Rehovot area sparked a search effort that lasted throughout the night and into the next day.

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

Security dog captures five illegal infiltrators

Security dog Nala helped capture five Palestinians illegally entering the Israeli city of Tzur Yitzhak.

Security dog captures five illegal infiltrators

The hunt for a gun-toting terorrist in Samaria's mountains

A Samaria farmer was attacked by a Palestinian with a submachine gun. The Israel Dog Unit's security dogs join the hunt for the shooter.

The hunt for a gun-toting terorrist in Samaria's mountains

Missing hiker located near Sea of Galilee

A hiker who had been out of contact for several days was found alive and well in northern Israel.

Missing hiker located near Sea of Galilee

Special needs children with a special question: Where's Moishe?

Special needs children pray for missing teen to be found.

Special needs children with a special question: Where's Moishe?

Israel Dog Unit helps Samaria fight terror

Volunteers showed Samaria security professionals how to include dogs in the continual effort to secure Samaria towns.

Israel Dog Unit helps Samaria fight terror

Body of missing man located near Haifa

Body of a man who had been gone for three weeks located near Haifa.

Body of missing man located near Haifa

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for special needs children

Along with the nonprofit Kav Lachayim, the Israel Dog Unit brings joy to children facing a variety of challenges.

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for special needs children

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

A meeting was held in Tzfat to prepare all emergency forces for the missing person cases that may occur over summer vacation.

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

Special dog show for Tisha B'Av

The Israel Dog Unit held a a show for special needs children in Modi'in Ilit over the fast of Tisha B'Av.

Special dog show for Tisha B'Av

Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

The Israel Dog Unit, a Samaria-based SAR organization, and volunteers from local kibbutzim are searcing through heat and rough terrain.

Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

Demand for counterterror dogs growing among security forces

Israel's security forces are requesting steadily more working dogs to counter increasingly common terrorist activity and violent riots.

Demand for counterterror dogs growing among security forces

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Experts on dementia meet search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit to study how best to search for dementia victims.

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Minister Yitzchak Wasserlauf met with the volunteers working to solve several disappearances in the Galilee region.

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

A seventy-five-year-old man was located alive after two days wandering around Ashkelon, just before plunging into the nearby woods.

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon