Amid the growing wave of Arab terrorism that has plagued the Jewish state in the past two weeks, haredi soldiers of the IDF's Netzah Yehuda battalion have been at the fore thwarting Arab terror attempts.
The battalion, known as the Nahal Haredi for the way it allows haredi soldiers to incorporate their lifestyle into the framework of the army, have seized 35 leading Arab rioters who posed an immediate threat to the soldiers.
In the last several days, 13 wanted terror suspects have been arrested by the haredi soldiers in the Samaria cities of Jenin and Tulkarem.
The arrested included the members and leaders of two terror cells that were planning an immediate attack against IDF forces in the region. Two were arrested early on Thursday morning in the Tulkarem area.
Aside from their courageous duty in the field, the haredi soldiers have started a special program of studies from the writings of the famous medieval scholar Rambam. The soldiers have taken on learning a chapter from Rambam's writings every day so as to complete his magnum opus "Mishneh Torah" within three years, by the time they complete their army service.
Col. (res.) Jonathan Branski, former battalion commander and current director of the Netzah Yehuda Foundation, praised the soldiers and their action under the current terror wave.
"The last days have utterly stressed the unique integration that the haredi soldiers engage in, combining their haredi lifestyle and their devotion to the security of am Yisrael (the nation of Israel) in general and particularly to the haredi public which has been a main target of this last outburst of terrorism," said Branski.