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- IDF Completes Drill Simulating War in The Gaza Strip
by ANNA AHRONHEIM, JULY 17, 2019, https://www.jpost.com/
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IDF troops completed a largescale exercise simulating war in the Gaza Strip despite the relative calm along Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave.
The drill focused on tactics and lessons from the last conflict in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, according to Capt. Noam Karavani from the 601st Combat engineering battalion of the 40th armored brigade, with soldiers taking part training inside tunnels as well as in urban and open areas.
According to Karavani, the troops used new technology and new techniques during the drill, many of them geared toward the threat posed by tunnels dug by terror groups in the Strip. “There were two parts to the drill,” Karavani said. “One near Kibbutz Ofakim, and one in Tze’elim,” with the drill training officers “to deal with the mental challenges of war, of how they think professionally in order to win, and test[ing] how troops will face the challenges of the battlefield.”
The exercise at the Tze’elim base in southern Israel allowed troops to simulate war in an urban environment similar to neighborhoods in the densely populated Strip. “It really made me proud to see how the soldiers dealt with their challenges, physical and mental,” Karavani told The Jerusalem Post. “They walked all throughout the night with weight on their back through dunes, and the next day continued to work. Without a doubt we are ready to win the next war.
“It’s quiet now, but everything happens underground on the other side that we don’t always see,” the captain said. “We aren’t only training for when it’s loud, but also for when it’s quiet, so that they are never able to surprise us.”