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IDF reservists practice warfare in the north

In the last week, reserve soldiers of the 5th Brigade and the 769th Brigade carried out exercises to strengthen their readiness for various combat scenarios in defense of the northern communities.

IDF reservists practice warfare in the north

Gallant in the north:

'We are achieving readiness and preparing for every scenario'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held an operational situation assessment at the IDF’s Northern Command and committed to 'change the situation in the north.'

'We are achieving readiness and preparing for every scenario'

IDF completes General Staff exercise in the north

The exercise included scenarios simulating an expanded war in the northern arena, as well as multi-arena warfare.

IDF completes General Staff exercise in the north

Netanyahu in north:

'We have detailed, important, and even surprising plans'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the head of Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin, about the detailed operational plans in the sector.

'We have detailed, important, and even surprising plans'

IDF assessment before the war:

Forces in north would not be able to repel Hezbollah attack

One month before the war began, the commander of the 300th Brigade predicted that if Hezbollah launched an attack, it would manage to break all lines of defense and capture bases and communities.

Forces in north would not be able to repel Hezbollah attack

Chief of Staff:

Soldiers in north have 'high level of readiness'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi holds situational assessment in northern command after civilian murdered in Hezbollah missile attack.

Soldiers in north have 'high level of readiness'

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Commanders of the regular and reserve units are prepared to summon and equip all the required soldiers in just a few hours and transport them to the front line for defensive and offensive missions.

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

IDF General:

'We are determined to repel Hezbollah'

The commander of the Northern Command reassures residents of the north that the IDF will restore security to the region.

'We are determined to repel Hezbollah'

Northern Command commander:

'We are at war and it doesn't end with Hezbollah'

The Commanding Officer of the Northern Command, Major General Ori Gordin, discussed the situation on the northern border and said that Israel successfully thwarted a large number of terrorist operatives.

'We are at war and it doesn't end with Hezbollah'

IDF Northern Commander:

'An attack will be launched with great intensity'

MG Ori Gordin met with the security coordinators of communities in northern Israel and told them they are 'the protective force and an integral part of our defensive systems.'

'An attack will be launched with great intensity'

Combat in winter weather

IDF continues to prepare for war in the north

Training included joint exercises of armored forces, combat engineering, infantry, and artillery forces in thicket, mountainous, and complex areas.

IDF continues to prepare for war in the north

Preparing for war:

Troops who left Gaza begin training in the north

After completing an intense combat operation in the Gaza Strip, the 188th Brigade began a series of intensive exercises to strengthen the skills and preparedness of the brigade's soldiers.

Troops who left Gaza begin training in the north

US Ambassador vists IDF Northern Command

Officials discussed the understanding that Israel cannot revert to the security conditions that were in place prior to October 7th.

US Ambassador vists IDF Northern Command

Pence visits IDF’s Northern Command

Former US Vice President meets soldiers who have been protecting the northern border since October 7.

Pence visits IDF’s Northern Command

IDF Chief of Staff in north:

'We will not return the residents without security'

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi stated that it will take time to safely return residents to their homes in northern Israel.

'We will not return the residents without security'

Gallant in the north:

'We pushed Hezbollah back, we will not go back to the past'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held a situation assessment in the north, and promised to change the security situation in the area.

'We pushed Hezbollah back, we will not go back to the past'

Top IDF commander: 'We do not stop for a moment'

Ori Gordin, Commander of IDF's Northern Command, warns against attempts to attack Israel. 'Our strength is in our unity & excellent people.'

Top IDF commander: 'We do not stop for a moment'

Defense Minister

'If Hezbollah starts a war, we'll strike with full force'

Minister Gallant visits Northern Command during “Firm Hand” exercise. 'To any weapon our enemies are developing, we have a better response.'

'If Hezbollah starts a war, we'll strike with full force'

Netanyahu: Whoever needs a reminder of our red lines will get it

PM, Defense Minister hold security assessment at IDF Northern Command headquarters.

Netanyahu: Whoever needs a reminder of our red lines will get it

Huge IDF exercise:

8,000 troops plus 5,000 reservists in special call-up

"Warm Winter Two" is designed to enhance combat readiness in the north of Israel.

8,000 troops plus 5,000 reservists in special call-up

New commander appointed for 91st Galilee Div.

Brigadier General Shay Klapper takes over command oft he Galilee Division, replacing Brig. Gen. Shlomi Binder.

New commander appointed for 91st Galilee Div.

Gantz: Hezbollah will pay a heavy price if it challenges us

Defense Minister completes tour of IDF Northern Command, says IDF is prepared for any threat.

Gantz: Hezbollah will pay a heavy price if it challenges us

Bennett: Syria is Iran's Vietnam

DM Bennett, Chief of Staff Kochavi attend large-scale military exercise in the IDF Northern Command.

Bennett: Syria is Iran's Vietnam

'Defeat the enemy in a decisive and crushing manner'

Bennett in Northern Corps exercise: 'The era of wars that end in a draw must end. IDF forces are in good shape and high motivation level.'

'Defeat the enemy in a decisive and crushing manner'

Senior officer suspended for major intel security breach

High-ranking officer held, suspended over as Northern Corps undergoes major exercise.

Senior officer suspended for major intel security breach

Is Northern Command ready for war?

IDF forces in north conduct surprise exercise to examine regional forces speed of movement.

Is Northern Command ready for war?

Netanyahu: We'll Strike Whomever Tries to Strike Us

Prime Minister tours northern theater, warns unfrozen Iranian assets will flow to forces opposing Israel.

Netanyahu: We'll Strike Whomever Tries to Strike Us

Fear Mongering? IDF Briefing Causes Alarm in Northern Galilee

Senior officer told reporters Hezbollah could seize parts of the Galilee, causing residents to react in fear.

Fear Mongering? IDF Briefing Causes Alarm in Northern Galilee

Northern Command Warns: Situation with Hezbollah 'Explosive'

IDF official says Israel would not limit itself to airstrikes, use 'all of its capabilities' in the event of a 'Third Lebanon War'.

Northern Command Warns: Situation with Hezbollah 'Explosive'

Hezbollah Terrorists Infiltrated Israel, Investigation Reveals

IDF investigation into Friday night shelling incident shows armed terrorists penetrated well into Israel's side of the border.

Hezbollah Terrorists Infiltrated Israel, Investigation Reveals

IDF Soldiers Scrambled in North for Surprise Drill

IDF soldiers scrambled without warning early Wednesday for a surprise drill designed to test their “fitness and readiness” in the north.

IDF Soldiers Scrambled in North for Surprise Drill

Lt. Col. Dismissed for 'Leadership Failures'

Battalion commander's dismissal letter notes accident that killed a soldier but does not blame him directly.

Lt. Col. Dismissed for 'Leadership Failures'

Commander Who Forgot Soldier in Ramallah Dismissed

Lt. Colonel Muli Cohen was dismissed from command of the 74th Armored Brigade for leaving a soldier behind in Ramallah.

Commander Who Forgot Soldier in Ramallah Dismissed