05.03.2011 29.Adar l, 5771
Under Col. Nimrod Aloni’s leadership, growing coordination with PA security is allowing IDF to minimize its presence in Palestinian areas.
In 2002, after the Park Hotel bombing which killed 30 people on Passover eve, Maj. Nimrod Aloni, commander of the Paratrooper Brigade’s elite reconnaissance unit, and his men were sent into the Balata refugee camp to begin weeding out the terrorist infrastructure.
Just east of Nablus, Balata is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Less than half a square kilometer in area, close to 40,000 people live inside its small concrete structures. The narrow alleyways are notorious within the IDF for their potential danger….