A rally commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Nitzan Unit 636 - the combat collection unit of the Judea and Samaria Division - was held yesterday (Monday) led by the commander of the Judea and Samaria Area Division Brigadier General Avi Balot, commander of the Border Guard Corps, Brigadier General Amit Yamin, "Nitzan" 636 unit commander Lt. Col. G and the commanders and soldiers of the unit for generations. During the rally, the extensive work of the unit over the years was presented and told, in light of the main message "there is no place that is too far and we cannot reach".
The commander of Unit 636, Lt. Col. G, said that "it is not possible to summarize 30 years of work for the residents of the State of Israel and the Judea and Samaria Division. From the security zone in Lebanon to the ''breakwater", 30 years ago a vision was born of an unwavering commitment to safeguarding our country, our people and our values, a vision that has stood firm for 30 years."
"The service in Judea and Samaria is a service full of values and tradition, we work night and day on the same paths where the great men of the nation worked and respond in defense and attack," he added. "We are walking a long way, but we have many partners along the way. My thanks go to the people of the Central Command, the Judea and Samaria Division, the border protection system, the commanders of the brigades and the commanders of the special units - together with you, we have the privilege to prove that no place is too far."
The commander of the Judea and Samaria region division, Lt. Col. Avi Balot, said that "What Unit 636 has done in its 30 years of existence is miraculous any way you want to look at it. I too will soon complete 30 years in the IDF and during all this time I have seen the wonder of the unit's development unfold In front of my eyes: from stationary observation squads in the spatial divisions - to the establishment of mobile squads, from alerting and watching - to lethal and thwarting, from simple means - to the forefront of technology, and from independent and helpful work - to unprecedented collaborations."
"All these changes were made in 30 years and are the result of adherence to the mission, courage and creativity and most of all, they are the result of this sparkle in the eyes that wants to conquer another summit and be as relevant as possible in the fight against terrorism and contribution to defense" he added. "Just as you proved in the "Bayit VaGan" operation where all the different skills came to the fore - the entire IDF understood what we have known for a long time - that the Nitzan unit (636) is the best and most significant exposure unit in the IDF."