Middle School Students Hear From IDF Soldier in Special Elite Unit
On Friday, middle school students had the chance to hear from Ruvi Weismann, who is about to start service in a special elite unit with the Israel Defense Forces. Weismann is the cousin of 8th grader Leo Shwirtz, and he currently lives in Israel and will soon start a four year service in the elite unit Oketz, the IDF's canine unit. It operates with specially trained dogs for missions in the field of counter-terrorism, search and rescue, and other specific purposes. The unit operates in all regions of the country. Joining the unit is voluntary and therefore soldiers undergo difficult selection and testing before joining the unit.