The Lieutenant Colonel of Ben Yehuda on Caracal Battalion on FDIpraising the bravery of his troops against Hamasextinguishing doubts about female combat soldiers in their training, heroic,m and life-saving actions.
Few have had the opportunity to witness the extraordinary actions of the Caracal Battalion during its war against terrorists in Hamas.
The Lieutenant Colonel or Ben-Yehudacommander of this uni, now recounts his experiences in the south of the Gaza Strip, where his battalion eliminated approximately 100 terrorists. It also has a clear message for those who doubt the capabilities of the fighters Caracal (Desert Lynx) and Tank Battalion.
When the Gaza border attack began, Ben-Yehuda It was quickly transferred from the battalion headquarters in Nahal Raviv to a post on the Egyptian border with armored personnel carriers. Rockets rained down and warnings came about the possible entry of terrorists into the cities of Shlomit y Bnei Netzer. Amid this chaos, he received a message from Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Tzurcommander of the patrol battalion of Brigade Nahal, who later died in a tragic encounter with terrorists. He reported an infiltration nearby Suf y Nirim and said: “There are many terrorists there… They have many weapons!”
IDF female soldiers are fighting Hamas terrorists
Ben-Yehuda troops were summoned from the Caracal Battalion in mixed infantry combat and made his intentions clear: “We will eliminate the terrorists. The entrance to Israel It happened and it spread. Stay alert. We may cross paths. “We’re a tough team.”
During heavy travel, Ben-Yehuda began to understand the magnitude of terrorist incidents in the region. Upon arrival received a report from a sergeant guarding the entrance of the military base, indicating that there were terrorists inside with at least three wounded.
Information revealed that the military post has 40 combat patrol soldiers On the skin a mixture of On the skin, mortar soldiers of the 50th battalion, other soldiers, military drivers operating in dangerous areas,s and many terrorists. Y most of the fighters were in the canteen, armed with anti-tank missiles. It became clear that this was not a typical terrorist infiltration.
Approaching the base from all angles, they identified at least seven terrorists and many more began to climb from the nearby ground embankment. Suddenly, a convoy with almost 50 terrorists and snipers attacked the squad of 12 at high speed. They answered the shots. The terrorists were eliminated and some dispersed.
In a tragic moment, a terrorist strikes Ben-Yehuda at point-blank range, but his quick reaction saves him from danger.
Lieutenant Colonel A of the Magic Touch Squadron (190) arrived and identified the terrorists inside the base. He suggested acting, but Ben-Yehuda insisted on avoiding harm to the soldiers inside. Instead, the bursts of fire were directed at the surrounding land embankments, which killed the terrorists and prevented further attacks by the squad.
For almost four hours, the terrorists tried to outflank Ben-Yehuda and his group and shared the gunfire with them. Many trucks arrived, but the commander of the Caracal Battalion effectively restrained them. More Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW) missiles were launched, eliminating more terrorists: some were killed and others retreated.
Despite the wounds some of his soldiers suffered, they persevered.
After hours of intense fighting, the soldiers from Shayetet Navy Special Forces (flotilla) 13 arrived to clear the terrorist base. Drones are launched to help them. The shooting continued and the wounded soldiers were evacuated. They stayed at the base for a total of 14 hours until they were completely out of danger.
Ben-Yehuda emphasized the important contributions of female soldiers under his command, who saved many lives through medical care and even daring helicopter landings under fire. His outstanding performance under the intense pressure of battle highlighted his capabilities.
He also recognized the tank soldiers under his command, who played an important role in the defense of cities and had a decisive effect on the war in Milla Kibbutz near the southwestern border of the Gaza Strip where at least 11 of its members died along with two migrant workers.
In total, his battalion eliminated about 100 terrorists. She hopes this will serve as proof that there is no longer any doubt about female combat soldiers. “His training and performance on the battlefield erased any doubts. “They fought bravely, saved lives, and emerged heroes,” he said.
Ben-Yehuda He also highlighted the dedication of the commanders who ran from their homes to join the fight. He concluded: “There is no doubt about the female combatants, who are victorious in every encounter with terrorists. Currently, we are responsible for 11 cities and are preparing for possible ground manipulation to ensure the security of the southern border area. Gaza and the border of Egypt.”