Nahshon Battalion

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Nahshon is an urban warfare-trained infantry battalion in the Israel Defense Forces tasked with patrolling the area of Nablus in the West Bank. The battalion motto is "Be first, Nahshon", and it is named after the Prince of Judah Nahshon, and is a part of the Kfir Brigade.

Nahshon began as a company in November 1998 and was reformed as a battalion in 1999-2000. Its founding commander was Lt. Col. Yoram Loredo. During the Second Intifada it lost six men, including four officers. It is one of six other such battalions who since the 1990s have commanded separate sections of territory in the West Bank to prevent suicide bombings and maintain order. The current commander is Lt. Col. Tamir Shalom.