IDF soldiers north of Eilat, Sinai_311.
(photo credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)
The IDF officially launched a new southern regional brigade for the Eilat region
The inauguration ceremony was held on Mount Yehoram,
overlooking the Red Sea city, in the presence of OC Southern Commander Maj.-
Gen. Tal Russo, and Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi.
“We’re in a time of
many changes,” Russo said. “We’re making many changes, including the setting up
of a regional brigade, and we’re changing our operational perception. We’re in
the last stages of completing the fence along the border [with Sinai],” he
The Eilat Brigade joins two other southern brigades, Sagi and
Arava, that make up the Adom military formation.
Adom’s commander, Brig.-
Gen. Nadav Pedent, said, “The events of the ‘Arab Spring’ and the influence of
terrorist elements from the Gaza Strip and the environment have placed us before
new operational challenges...the setting up of the Eilat regional
brigade is an expression of our changed operational perception.”
he said, was to allow ordinary civilian life in the South to flourish and
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