The Info List - Gaza Division

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The Israel Defense Forces
Israel Defense Forces
Gaza Division
Gaza Division
(Territorial), is subordinate to the Southern Regional Command. Its area of operation is the Gaza Strip and the area surrounding it. The division's commander is Brigadier-General Mickey Edelstein, who replaced Yossi Bachar
Yossi Bachar
on November 4, 2012.[1] The Gaza Division
Gaza Division
had been entrusted with the safety and security of Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
after the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
in times of peace and armed conflict. In August 2005, the division, along with the rest of the IDF, officially ended its presence in the Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan
when Jewish settlements were dismantled. However, the Gaza Division
Gaza Division
has repeatedly entered the Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
in response to rocket attacks from Palestinian militant groups based in Gaza. In September 2015 the division was renamed 143rd "Fire Fox" (Territorial) Division. Units[edit]

143rd "Fire Fox" (Territorial) Division

"Gefen" (Territorial) Brigade (Northern Gaza) "Katif" (Territorial) Brigade (Southern Gaza)

585th Bedouin Desert Reconnaissance Battalion

414th "Nesher"/"Eagle" Field Intelligence Battalion Division Signal Battalion "Steel Cats" Heavy Engineer Company (Northern Gaza) "Knights of Steel" Heavy Engineer Company (Southern Gaza)

See also[edit]

Judea and Samaria Division Operation Summer Rains (2006)


^ " Mickey Edelstein
Mickey Edelstein
appointed Gaza Division
Gaza Division
Commander" (in Hebrew). Ynet. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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