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The IDF's Counter-Terror School

This summer, Stand for Israel told you about how the IDF 's counter-terrorism branch prepares Israel for war. And now the IDF tells you all you need to know about its Lotar Counter-Terror School, where soldiers learn everything from underground warfare, tactical breaching, and robotics:

Snipers

The main responsibilities of snipers are precisely hitting targets from distances and providing cover for squads. Combat soldiers who serve in special forces units come to the Lotar Counter Terror School for a ten-week-long sniper’s course with professional sniper instructors. Sniper instructors need outstanding precision, as well as the ability to maintain extreme focus under pressure.

Underground Warfare

Though underground warfare is still being perfected, IDF soldiers learn the latest techniques. Instructors must complete a seven-week-long teaching course in which they gain in-depth knowledge of underground warfare. These instructors train soldiers to think outside of the box, respond quickly, and anticipate the unexpected.

Breaching

These instructors break through doors for the teams they accompany during operations. They identify the type of door in order to choose the appropriate tools to breach it as quietly and efficiently as possible. Recruits drafting to the breaching team don’t need prior training to join, but they do need to work independently, make decisions under pressure, and pass an eight-week-long course...

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