Named after an historic disbanded SF unit, Haruv is an IDF SF unit specializing in urban warfare in the Territories. Established in late 2016, the unit was originally a regular infantry battalion within the Kfir infantry brigade and was transformed into SF unit.

Until 2016, the Kfir infantry brigade didn't had its own SF-capable outfit unlike the IDF four infantry brigades - Golani, Givati, NAHAL and Tzanhanim. The latter all have a Reconnaissance Battalion, which is comprised of the a Reconnaissance Company, Anti Tank Company, and a Combat Engineering Company.

Haruv is unlikely to follow the Reconnaissance Battalion model but rather that of that of pre-2015 Rimon and Egoz, which were largely independent units yet assigned to an infantry brigade.

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