The IDF has commissioned a new special unit to deal with the rising tensions on Israel’s northern border.

Scheduled to commence operations in the upcoming weeks, the “Heharim” (Mountains) Brigade is especially designed to master warfare in harsh terrains, like those found on the mountainous landscapes of Mount Hermon and Mount Dov.

Commanding Officer BG Zion Ratzon emphasized the unit’s important role in enhancing operational readiness.

“The establishment of the brigade will provide a high-quality operational response and enable preparation for both defensive and offensive measures in a variety of scenarios that correspond to the terrain and the enemy in the region, on both fronts simultaneously—Lebanon and Syria,” he said.

Over the weekend, Israeli fighter jets struck a Hezbollah terror compound in al-Khyam in response to missiles fired towards Acre.

Iranian Commander Esmail Qaani recently met with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut to discuss the risk of a war on the border. Nasrallah reassured Qaani that Iran doesn’t want to get into a war with Israel or the US and that Hezbollah will fight independently if it must.

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