Saving lives abroad in over 18 aid delegations, protecting Israeli civilians against terror, and providing assistance 24/7, Home Front Command concludes 20 years
This August, the Home Front Command is celebrating 20 years of defending Israeli civilians, proving its importance during emergencies time after time since its establishment in 1992.
The main goal of the Home Front Command is to save lives and strengthen national resistance. In recent years bodies threatening the State of Israel began severely targeting the Israeli home front, attempting to affect national morale and apply pressure on government officials. The Home Front Command greatly reduces attempts to harm civilians and functions as an effective body assisting during emergencies and conflicts.
When rockets hit Israeli communities or conflict breaks out, the Home Front Command is responsible for informing Israelis across the country and providing clear instructions to ensure safety. Civilians and soldiers alike can turn to the Command's information center, which operates 24/7, with any question or concern. Many IDF women serve in the Home Front Command, including serving in search and rescue battalion. They train alongside combat soldiers, lifting heavy weights, navigating and digging in the rubble.
Although operative for only 20 years, the Command and its soldiers have already played a key role in a variety of incidents including terrorist attacks and natural disasters around the globe, leading every IDF and Israeli aid delegation sent aboard. A few weeks ago, the Home Front Command sent a medical aid delegation to Bulgaria to aid victims of the terrorist attack against Israeli civilians.
The Home Front Command's Search and Rescue Unit participated in 18 difference IDF aid delegations sent to disaster sites abroad and assisted countless victims using highly advanced equipment.
When a disaster strikes, whether in Israel or abroad, the Home Front Command's IDF National Search and Rescue Unit is always ready to leave everything behind and save lives. The unit is composed of reserve soldiers that originally served in other units and volunteered to partake in the IDF's efforts to save lives worldwide and in Israel.