YAHALOM Photo Gallery

YAHALOM operator prepare to blow up a house in the Territories as a retaliation act after a Palestinian that lived in the house was involved in a terror attack.

 

YAHALOM operator removes a pet bunny from a Palestinian house before it was blown up by the unit.

 

YAHALOM operator deploys a silent drill to attach a high explosives mine (seen on the ground behind the operator's legs) to a Palestinian bridge during an operation in the Gaza Strip. Note two mines already attached on the left side.

 

YAHALOM operators prepare to blow up a Palestinian radio station.

 

YAHALOM operator sets explosives in a Palestinian weapons' factory.

 

YAHALOM sniper during training (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during training. Both operators are wearing the IDF standard issue camouflage gear, including the Camouflage Suit and the Mi'tznefet head/helmet cover (photo: IDF).

 

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YAHALOM Andros seen here in an IDF demonstration. Note the UGV shotgun on the right side and the UGV operating system on the left. Also note an IDF ATV on the right.

 

YAHALOM mobile EOD tank used to contain the blast of explosive charges.

 

YAHALOM operators checking the scene after a Palestinian terrorists attack on an Israeli settlement in the Territories.

 

YAHALOM operators searching for mines near the Israeli-Lebanese border.

 

YAHALOM operators working in an old minefield near the Israeli-Jordanian border in the mid 1990's, before the detonation of the mines in order to make a new border crossing between the two countries. Note a Jordanian army Hummer armed with a M60 machine gun in the background.

 

YAHALOM operators checking guns and ammunition captured on the Karin A Palestinian ship, January 2001.

 

YAHALOM operators wearing CBRN masks and suits during EOD training (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator during training armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight and a flashlight. Note an oxygen mask used for long term deployment in tunnels and a UGV used for tunnel clearing photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during training. Left operator is armed with a modified Remington 870 shotgun fitted with a forearm grip, flashlight and a Meprolight Mepro 21. Right operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators posing for a group photo during training. Operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21. Left operator is armed with M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a bipod and a sound suppressor.

 

YAHALOM operator disarms a booby-trapped door during training (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator during training wearing a Camouflage Suit and armed with a suppressed M4A1 in a fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a bipod.

 

YAHALOM operators during airplane hostage rescue training. The operators are armed with FN HP fitted with a safety rods.

 

YAHALOM operator (right) and an operator from another unit (left) standing between breached doors during deployment in the Territories. Left operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a a stock, a folding forward grip, an ITL MARS, a flip-up sight and a flashlight. Right operator is armed with a camouflaged M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21.

 

YAHALOM operator undergoing range training in Mount Hermon, during extreme weather training. The operator is firing a Mini Uzi and is also armed with Glock handgun in a thigh holster and a M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a stock, a rail system, a forward grip, a flashlight and a Beamshot laser module. The M4A1 is also fitted with a NVD adapter.

 

YAHALOM operator during range training armed with a M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a stock, a rail system, a forward grip, a flashlight and a Beamshot laser module. The M4A1 is also fitted with a NVD adapter.

 

YAHALOM operator armed with a FN HP handgun during range training.

 

YAHALOM team in full gear posing for a group photo during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon.

 

YAHALOM team during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon.

 

YAHALOM operator during training. Left operator is armed with a camouflaged M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight as well as wearing an AN/PVS-23. Right operator is wearing an ITL Mini N/SEAS.

 

YAHALOM team in full gear during training. The operators are armed with camouflaged M4A1 and are wearing Camouflage Suits. Note HMMWV in the background fitted with a FN MAG.

 

YAHALOM operators in full gear prior to deployment in the Territories. Left operator is armed with a handgun in a thigh holster and a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a flashlight, a rail system, a forward grip and a Beamshot laser module. Middle operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a forward grip.

 

YAHALOM team in full gear posing for a group photo after a successful raid in the Territories. The operators are armed with handguns, M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG and flashlights and M4 Commando fitted with Trijicon Reflex and flashlights. Note the scope M16 and handgun presented by two middle operators, which belonged to the terrorist arrested during the raid.

 

Teach out by YAHALOM on the Simon to IDF SF and conventional infantry operators prior to deployment to the Territories during the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict. Left: YAHALOM operator holding the RAFAEL Simon inert training version (note blue color indicating a training device) as he provides training on the device; Middle: YAHALOM operator firing a Simon at a concrete wall simulating a target door, during a live fire demonstration; Right: The concrete wall simulating a target door after being hit by the Simon (photos: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during demonstration for potential Combat Engineering recruits. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, Trijicon ACOG 4x32. forward grips and blanks firing attachments. Right operator armed with a Remington 870 shotgun fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during demonstration for potential Combat Engineering recruits. Left operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a M24; Middle operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a forward grip, a flashlight and a compensator; Right operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator fires a RAFAEL MATADOR during deployment in the recent conflict in Gaza, 2008. The operator is also armed with a handgun in a thigh holster (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator (left) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators (middle and right) during joint training. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with stock cheek rests, Trijicon ACOG, AN/PEQ-2 and rail systems.

 

YAHALOM operator (right) tests a Mark 12 Mod X Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) fitted with an AN/PEQ-2, a stock cheek rest and a day optic during joint training with U.S. Army Special Forces (left).

 

YAHALOM operator (foreground) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators (background) prepares for parachuting during joint training.

 

YAHALOM operators (front row and upper left) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators pose for a group photo during joint training. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with stock cheek rests, Aimpoint optics, AN/PEQ-2, forward grips and flashlights. Also visible are two FN M249 fitted with Aimpoint optics, AN/PEQ-2, forward grips and bipods.

 

YAHALOM operators during training. The operators are armed with camouflaged M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, flip-up sights, forward grips and blank firing attachments (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators and an Oketz operator and his dog (middle) during training. Note a compact EOD UGV in the foreground (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during training. Left operators armed with a M4A1/M203, right operator armed with M4A1. Both weapons fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21 and blank firing attachments. Note ODF Optronics EyeDrive in the foreground (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators lowering an iRobot into a tunnel during training. All operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, flip-up sights and blank firing attachments (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator during training armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight, a flashlight, a blank firing attachment and a forward grip. The operator is also armed with Remington 870 (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during train hostage rescue training. Left operator armed with a Sig P228, right operator armed with a CAR15 fitted a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flashlight and a forward grip. Both weapons also fitted with safety rods (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during training. Most operators armed with Micro Tavor fitted with Meprolight MOR, forward grips and safety rods. Middle operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight, a flashlight and a forward grip. Note a left operator's helmet fitted with a GoPro camera (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator during training. The operator is wearing a gas mask, and is armed with Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight M5 and a forward grip / bipod combo (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators clearing a tunnel during training with the help of an EyeDrive UGV (photo: IDF)

 

Maritime Operations


YAHALOM operator wearing diving gear during maritime training. Note the ARMS #02 mount fitted on the CAR15 carry handle. The Model 2 rail has a see thru tunnel which allow the usage of the weapon's iron sights even when an optic is mounted. This setup was commonly used by IDF SF units in the 1990's prior to the introduction of the M4A1 in recent years (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operator armed with CAR15 and equipped with diving gear boarding a river bank during maritime training (photo: IDF).

 

YAHALOM operators during maritime training (photo: GPO).

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