Gadi Eisenkot

Outgoing IDF Chief: Iran Wants to Deploy 100,000 Fighters in Syria

Outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Sunday defended the military against recent criticism of insufficient action against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, saying the army’s primary goal in recent years has been thwarting Iran’s efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

chief of staff

WATCH: Surprise Drill Tests IDF Response to Hezbollah Attack

TEL AVIV – The IDF conducted a surprise drill this week simulating a large-scale attack from Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah. called up thousands of soldiers from its Northern Command conscript divisions Sunday to conduct a surprise military exercise on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.

GOLAN HEIGHTS - FEBRUARY 21: In this photo provided by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) army paratroopers take part in a major military exercise February 21, 2007 in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said that …