Haaretz, Feb. 19, 2016


the land army is preparing mainly for the challenge of fighting Hezbollah, with adaptations for dealing with weaker enemies, from Hamas to groups linked with the Islamic State.

Such an enemy hides, is well prepared on defense in difficult terrain and bases its attack on massive firepower throughout the Israeli home front. Thus, according to Zur, two things are necessary without significantly increasing troop numbers: “striking hard at [the enemy’s] centers of gravity and efficiently suppressing his activities in territories very large in size.”

[...] Additional ideas include establishing a commando brigade (which indeed got underway in January), bolstering tactical ground units, and changing logistics support doctrine.