Israel’s women warriors: “Operating in all conditions and any terrain, armed with the most sophisticated tools at the IDF’s disposal, the soldiers of Unit 8200’s combat intelligence unit go behind enemy lines to do what can’t be done from afar”

Flying under the radar: The women warriors of Israel’s elite combat intelligence unit
by Yoav Limor and Hila Timor Ashur
March 23, 2021

…8200’s combat unit is young and anonymous. To overcome this hurdle, the decision was made eight years ago to reveal its existence. At the time there were no female fighters in the unit, which was created as a result of the lessons learned from the Second Intifada and operations in Gaza, and the need to surmount the obstacles Israel’s enemies pose to the IDF in general and to 8200 in particular. The increasing need for high-caliber manpower led to the second decision, made in 2017, to recruit women into the unit. This path was paved, first and foremost, by the success of women in other combat units in the IDF…READ MORE

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