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IDF's first fallen paratrooper to be buried in Israel after 73 years

Body of Martin Davidovich found 73 years after he died during a training accident in Czechoslovakia.

'First fallen paratrooper' to be buried in Israel after 73 years

Watch: IDF parachutes into Slovenia in memory of Jewish WW2 fighters

Reenactment held of historic parachuting of Jewish WW2 soldiers on 100th anniversary of birth of Hannah Szenes.

Watch: IDF parachutes into Slovenia in memory of WW2 fightersplayer

'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wall

Watch: Galei Zahal journalist publishes video clip showing how the new IDF paratroopers celebrated the end of their basic training.

'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wallplayer

Member of Haredi paratroopers: 'Today I won'

Paratrooper Joe Brikman writes about his journey, celebrates becoming a paratrooper, and promises not to stop 'till he gets to the top.'

Member of Haredi paratroopers: 'Today I won'player

Former US chaplain attends grandson's IDF ceremony

Grandfather served as rabbi and colonel in the US Army, grandson serves as religious paratrooper in the IDF.

Former US chaplain attends grandson's IDF ceremony

Breathtaking account of Paratrooper's first jump

Jacob Katz from Florida: 'We jump, we crawl, and we run for the very strip of land that caught us when we were falling.'

Breathtaking account of Paratrooper's first jumpplayer

Epheh Battalion Commander: Fighters ready for any challenge

Paratroopers from Battalion 890 - spearhead of the infantry - train together with Air Force aircraft, artillery, and armored forces.

Epheh Battalion Commander: Fighters ready for any challengeplayer

'The cabinet is only good at talking'

Former Shas head Eli Yishai had harsh criticism for how Israel is handling the flare-up with Gaza.

'The cabinet is only good at talking'player

Paratroopers allow Israelis to visit northern Israel

During Passover, paratroopers in Battalion 202 continue their constant efforts to ensure the border remains quiet.

Paratroopers allow Israelis to visit northern Israelplayer

Watch: Paratroopers train for deployment deep in enemy territory

Soldiers prepare for military operations abroad, including in enemy states far from Israel's borders.

Watch: Paratroopers train for deployment deep in enemy territoryplayer

Watch: Haredi paratroopers train on 'Eichmann Tower'

All-haredi paratrooper company conducts simulated drops from IDF's 'Eichmann Tower', prepares for their first set of real jumps.

Watch: Haredi paratroopers train on 'Eichmann Tower'player

'The enemy's hiding, but we manage to surprise him'

Commander of Paratroopers' elite unit operating in Samaria in recent months: 'The less you hear about us, the better.'

'The enemy's hiding, but we manage to surprise him'player

Labor leader: Haredi boys can't touch their mothers

Labor leader shows his ignorance by claiming haredi soldiers earn 7,000 shekels per month, haredi boys cannot touch their mothers.

Labor leader: Haredi boys can't touch their mothers

Army medic injects himself with morphine instead of patient

Paramedic treating soldier who lost part of his finger holds syringe upside down, injects himself with painkiller.

Army medic injects himself with morphine instead of patient

Watch: IDF paratrooper training

IDF paratroopers undergo rigorous trials to earn their wings.

Watch: IDF paratrooper trainingplayer

An untold story of heroism from the 'arson intifada'

Paratrooper commander inspires new recruits with a story from his own experience during the recent 'arson intifada.'

An untold story of heroism from the 'arson intifada'

Watch: Haredi paratroopers take the plunge

20 soldiers who performed their first parachute jump yesterday are part of the second draft cycle of the new haredi paratrooper unit.

Watch: Haredi paratroopers take the plungeplayer

200 pairs of new tefillin in honor of the Kotel liberators

The three paratroopers in the iconic Kotel picture were the impetus for a Chabad campaign funding 200 pairs of tefillin for IDF soldiers.

200 pairs of new tefillin in honor of the Kotel liberators

Jerusalem liberators monument vandalized

Vandals smash monument to fallen Paratroopers who liberated Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. City and Defense Ministry mobilize for quick repair.

Jerusalem liberators monument vandalized

Six Day War paratroopers return to the Western Wall

Deputy Foreign Minister visits Old City with the three paratroopers who were documented in the famous picture by David Rubinger in 1967.

Six Day War paratroopers return to the Western Wall

Watch: First all-haredi paratrooper company sworn in at Kotel

One month after being inducted, haredi paratroopers sworn in at Western Wall.

Watch: First all-haredi paratrooper company sworn in at Kotelplayer

Haredi youths train for all-haredi paratroopers unit

45 haredi youths participated this week in a preparatory program for the "Haredim Tzanhanim" (Hetz) unit, an all-haredi paratroopers unit.

Haredi youths train for all-haredi paratroopers unit

Officer tear gassed soldiers' tent 'out of love'

Paratroopers platoon commander on trial for throwing tear gas grenade into tent to punish sleeping soldiers.

Officer claims he tear gassed soldiers' tent 'out of love'

Paratroopers ordered to hide in Jerusalem

Paratrooper recruits told on police orders to close bus curtains at Damascus Gate en route to Kotel ceremony; 'did we liberate Jerusalem?'

Paratroopers ordered to hide in Jerusalem

Watch: IDF Paratroopers Foil Ambush in Gaza

IDF paratroopers explain how they foiled an attempted ambush by terrorists in Gaza.

Watch: IDF Paratroopers Foil Attempted Ambush in Gazaplayer

Soon in Gaza? IDF Paratroopers Train Urban Warfare

Preparations underway for a ground offensive, footage shows.

Soon in Gaza? IDF Paratroopers Train for Urban Warfareplayer

Vandals Deface Paratrooper Memorial

IDF paratrooper memorial in Shimon Hatzaddik neighborhood vandalized with the words "Allahu Akbar," in apparent nationalist attack.

Arabic Graffiti Scrawled On Paratrooper Memorial in Jerusalem

Near Tragedy at IDF Parachuting Event

Video: Soldiers parachuted with their parents watching on the ground, but one chute failed to open.

Near Tragedy at IDF Parachuting Eventplayer

For Father's Day: Sam's Story

The IDF put up a touching video of a surprise visit by a soldier's parents to his swearing in ceremony.

For Father's Day: Sam's Story

IDF Chief Jumps in Maritime Parachute Exercise

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz was among the senior officers and their sons who took part in the jump.

Chief of Staff Jumps in Maritime Father-Son Parachute Exerciseplayer

Officer's Promotion Nixed over Gas Canister Prank

Dep. Commander of Paratroopers 202nd Battalion threw gas grenade into room full of officers.

Officer's Promotion Nixed over Gas Canister Prank

Commander: Prepare for Ops You Read About in Books

Paratroopers Brigade Commander tells IDF Website when war comes, it will come as a surprise.

'Prepare for Ops You Read About in Books' -- Paratroopers Told

Best Beatbox in the Field

An IDF paratrooper beatboxing during a break in an exercise conducted in the Golan Heights, March 2012.

Best Beatbox in the Fieldplayer

Paratroopers' 'War Week' Concludes

Soldiers in the advanced training unit of the IDF’s Battalion 90 concluded their “War Week” in a final drill using live ammunition.

Video and Photos: Paratroopers Conclude 'War Week'player

Video: IDF Paratroopers Drill Brigade Jumps

Photo Essay & Video: For the first time in 15 years, IDF paratroopers took part in a combined brigade jump and live-fire drill.

IDF Paratroopers Renew Brigade Jumps, Ground Attack in Drillplayer