IDF Paratroopers perpare to jump in brigade-level jump 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesman's Unit)
The threat of war has not yet been lifted, and paratroopers may be required to
carry out operations of the kind “that we only read about in books,” Col. Amir
Baram, commander of the IDF’s Paratroop Brigade, said in comments made public on
The colonel spoke at a ceremony to mark the end of an especially
intensive training period last week. His comments were released by the IDF
“If we need to, we are determined to protect the
State of Israel through fire and iron,” Baram said, addressing ongoing security
operations and the potential for future conflict.
Baram also discussed
the recent changes that have rocked the Arab world, describing them as
“historic,” and as having “strategic significance.”
The army said
prolonged paratroop training exercises have been marked by a very high level of
intensity in recent months.
“We must not rest on our laurels. The
challenges in the next war will be greater and more difficult,” Baram said.