Northern Command

The mission of the IDF Northern Command is to defend Israel's northern borders (with Lebanon and Syria in the Galilee and Golan Heights areas).

The challenges on the Lebanese border are varied and focus on the threats from Hezbollah, including Hezbollah's continued armament, growing rocket arsenal and kidnapping attempts.

The Syrian border poses different challenges as Syria is ruled by a hostile and unstable regime.

Hostile forces in both Syria and Lebanon are supported heavily, in terms of arms, money, training and logistical support, by the Iranian regime.