An IDF Beduin tracker on patrol. Unlike other minorities that serve in the army, for Beduin, service is on a volunteer basis..
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
The Desert Reconnaissance Battalion is tasked with patrolling along the Gaza Strip helping to Israeli communities.
Composed of mostly Beduin soldiers, they use unique tracking skills to prevent infiltration from Gaza and deal with other threats that arise.
Today, setting off from Kissufim, we will be seeing how they carry out their daily mission and speaking with the volunteer soldiers and commanders as well as understanding the threats and innovations used to counter them.