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Encyclopedia > Netzah Yehuda Battalion
Netzah Yehuda
Image:Nahal Haredi Pin.jpg
Warrior Pin of all Nahal Haredi Combat Soldiers
Active
Country Israel
Type Infantry
Size Battalion
Part of Israeli Central Command and Jordan Valley Regional Brigade
Nickname Nahal Haredi (more commonly used)
Motto "V'Haya Machanecha Kadosh", "And Your Military camp is Holy"
Commanders
Current
commander
Itzik Guy
Torah Scroll (Hebrew Bible) dedication ceremony in one of the Nahal Haredi training bases in the Jordan Valley.

The Netzah Yehuda Battalion Hebrew: גדוד נצח יהודה (also known as Nahal Haredi נחל החרדי) is a battalion in the Kfir Brigade, in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The purpose of the battalion is to allow Haredi Israelis to serve in the IDF in an atmosphere conducive to their religious convictions. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Nahal Haredi is a battalion in the Israeli Army (IDF). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, bicycles, or other means. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols A battalion is a military unit usually consisting of between two and six companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ... The Israeli Kfir Brigade, formerly known as the 900 Brigade is one of the most recent Infantry Corps brigade commanded by the 162nd Division (Utzvat HaPlada) in the Central regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... Haredi Judaism, also called ultra-Orthodox Judaism, is the most theologically conservative form of Judaism. ...


The battalion was founded in 1999, and originally contained only 30 soldiers. As of 2006, the battalion had grown to over 1000 soldiers, and intends to reach the threshold of a fully functioning brigade in the future. Recently the battalion marked its 20th draft. The battalion's main action area is the Jordan valley. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In military science a brigade is a military unit that is part of a division and includes regiments (where that level exists), or (in modern armies) is composed of several battalions (typically two to four) and directly attached supporting units. ... Northern part of the Great Rift Valley as seen from space (NASA) The Jordan River The Jordan River (Hebrew: נהר הירדן nehar hayarden, Arabic: نهر الأردن nahr al-urdun) is a river in Southwest Asia flowing through the Great Rift Valley into the Dead Sea. ...


As the battalion runs on a voluntary basis and does not draft soldiers, it is one of the only battalions in the IDF which depends on a recruitment mechanism in order to source new troops.


The battalion runs like any other in the IDF, albeit with a far greater focus on the spiritual welfare of the soldiers. Thus, training in the battalion is identical to the rest of the IDF, with soldiers going through four months of basic training followed by an additional two months of advanced training.

Soldiers of the battalions Advanced Recon Company's (Palchod) Sniper Platoon (Machleket Tzalafim) prepare for a night-time operation into the West Bank Palestinian city of Tubas.
Soldiers of the battalions Advanced Recon Company's (Palchod) Sniper Platoon (Machleket Tzalafim) prepare for a night-time operation into the West Bank Palestinian city of Tubas.

The Nahal Haredi battalion serves mainly in and around the Jordan Valley Palestinian cities of Tubas, Tammun, Pharah Refugee Camp, Ein Bidden, Akaba, and Jiftlik. They also take care of all military operations in the Palestinian city of Jericho. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Northern part of the Great Rift Valley as seen from space (NASA) The Jordan River The Jordan River (Hebrew: נהר הירדן nehar hayarden, Arabic: نهر الأردن nahr al-urdun) is a river in Southwest Asia flowing through the Great Rift Valley into the Dead Sea. ... Tubas is a city in the Israeli administered West Bank. ... The Taking of Jericho, by Jean Fouquet Near central Jericho, November 1996 Jericho (Arabic  , Hebrew  , ʼArīḥā; Standard YÉ™riḥo Tiberian YÉ™rîḫô / YÉ™rîḥô; meaning fragrant.[1] Greek Ἱεριχώ) is a town in Palestine, located within the Jericho Governorate, near the Jordan River. ...


Today, at any given time, the battalion holds close to 1000 soldiers, including 2 full companies in training, 1 company in beginning of active service, and 2 Advanced Units- Palchod (Recon Unit) and Rova'it (Riflemans Company). There is also a small special forces platoon (Machsar) made from soldiers in the battalion.


The battalion lost its first casualty of Al-Aqsa Intifada on August 19, 2006 when a Palestinian from the city of Tammun shot from close range, and killed, Staff Sergeant Roe Farjune at the Bekaot Checkpoint east of Nablus. For other uses, see al-Aqsa (disambiguation). ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Map of the West Bank, with Nablus in the center north. ...


The battalions motto is "V'haya Machanecha Kadosh", which in English means "And Your [military] camp is holy", a phrase taken from the Hebrew Bible and describes the battalions essence for holiness and religiosity.


Netzah Yehuda's official battalion number is 97.


YouTube Video about some soldiers of the Nahal Haredi Battalion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopGWRbZMpA YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ...

Photo of a Palestinian suicide bomber who was apprehended at the Bekaot Roadblock on March 28, 2006, by Nahal Haredi soldiers.
  • Official website of Nahal Haredi

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