IDF’s Special Canine Unit Filled Key Functions in Gaza

The Israeli army's elite canine unit, known as Oketz, saw action both inside the Gaza Strip and around its perimeter in the recent conflict.

Among the special forces put to extensive use in Israel’s latest war in the Gaza Strip was the elite canine unit of the Israel Defense Forces. But because its dogs are so effective in combat, the army prefers to keep under wraps specific details of where and how they operate.