Canine Unit

Soldiers in the IDF's Oketz unit hugging a dog during a break, photo taken by Topaz Luk from the IDF

IDF combat dog finds new home with help of Israeli-owned sanctuary

Arik was the first to enter a Hamas attack tunnel in order to search for Goldin and served in many missions protecting IDF soldiers, but he fell ill and hasn't served in the past 3 years.

Special needs soldiers and their training dogs

Youths with disabilities recruited as IDF dog-handlers

Special needs volunteers to operate kennels on bases around the country.

Illegal weapons found in an east Jerusalem home by Israeli Police, October 26, 2017.

Police arrest east Jerusalem man for possession of illegal weapons

The suspect has previously served time in Israeli prison for crimes related to illegal weapons.

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