israel battalion

Their English is a little shaky, but their fierce fighting spirit is very clear.

Via NBC News.

As Sgt. Talia Ben Tuvia scanned the Israel-Egypt border, there was no doubt in her mind that ISIS would one day attempt an attack from beyond the frontier.

“We don’t see the Daesh fighters, but they are there in [Egypt’s] Sinai and are threatening to harm Israel,” she said, using another name for the extremist group.

The 21-year-old is one of the female soldiers prepped for battle on Israel’s front lines.

She serves as a member of the Karakal Battalion, which was founded in 2000 and is the country’s first to have male and female soldiers fighting side-by-side. Women form between 60 and 70 percent of Karakal, which gets its name from a species of desert cat whose gender is barely distinguishable….

“I’m very proud to be a female soldier standing here saying that I’m not scared of ISIS,” Ben Tuvia said. “In the end it doesn’t matter if I’m a boy or a girl. If I have a gun we can all do the same thing.”….


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