The IDF special forces units are internationally renowned – from their blockbuster hostage rescues, to their legendary counterterror operations. But before they join the action, soldiers go through demanding physical and mental examination even before enlisting. So, what do the elite hopefuls need to do to get into the IDF’s special forces units?
IDF Special Forces Day
Before drafting, those suited for IDF special forces units are chosen based on the scores from their pre-draft testing. Candidates with the right medical, fitness, and intelligence scores receive an invitation for the first round of testing: Special Forces Day.