IDF forms elite unit to monitor unstable border with Egypt

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3

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IDF forms elite unit to monitor unstable border with Egypt

Yoav Galant envisioned a special unit for the Egyptian border, and now Rimon has become a reality amid a changing Middle East.

Since its inception, the Rimon unit has not had a base of its own. That is, it has a base somewhere in the heart of the Negev where the officers and the commanders sleep when new fighters are doing their training at various Givati Brigade installations. But it does not have a permanent home nor is it clear whether it will ever have one.
"Had we a permanent base, it would be possible to keep the entrance under surveillance and see when vehicles go out, follow us and see where we set up ambushes. We need to understand that we are exposed," says the commander of the young unit, Major Benny….