New Yishuvim and Kibbutzim join IDU security canine program
Chief of security of Kibbutz Sdeh Eliyahu in Jordan Valley joins program. See photo below:
We now have patrol dogs in the following Jordan Valley yishuvim/moshavim/kibbutzim: Mechola, Shedmot Mechola, Tomer, Netiv Hagedud, Kochav Hashachar, Machane Gadi – LIAL pre-military Academy, Balladim, Sde Eliyahu and Maskiyot.
In the Gush Etzyon bloc, five new dog handlers from Efrat adopted pups and have commenced training with Micha Katz, the director of IDU in Efrat-Gush Etzyon, see photo below:
Members of the “koach mirdaf” who pursue thieves and terrorists who engage in agricultural terror have commenced training with security/tracking dogs that they have received from the IDU.
Deputy Chief of security of the Barkan Industrial Area also joined IDU training this week, pictured below:
Barkan suffered multiple attacks over the past year. Unfortunately, they had no tracking or patrol dogs back then.
(On the morning of 7 October 2018, a “Palestinian” gunman opened fire on several Israelis in the Barkan Industrial Park, killing two Israelis - Kim Levengrond Yechezkel, and Ziv Hajabi, and critically injuring another.)
This brings the total number of security patrol or tracking dogs in the IDU security division to 72. An additional 350 guard dogs have also been placed joining more than 30 Search and Rescue Dogs.
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