Israel establishes new counterterror unit for Gaza-area communities

    The Hawk
    June5/ 2024
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    This specialized unit will be comprised of reserve soldiers and veterans from elite units who reside in communities close to the Gaza Strip.

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    Tel Aviv: Israel established a new counterterror unit to provide rapid response to attacks in the area of the Gaza border, the Israel Defense Forces said on Wednesday.
    The IDF said the unit, called LOTAR-Otef, will consist of reserve soldiers and veterans of elite units who live in communities near the Strip.
    Hundreds of soldiers in the selection process have already applied for the first training session which will be held in the coming weeks.