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Givati - Infantry Corps Beret (BE-9)

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The Givati Brigade is one of the infantry brigades in the Israel Defense Forces. It was formed in December 1948 and placed under the command of Shimon Avidan.

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Givati Purple beret with infantry insignia and red backing

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The Givati Brigade is one of the infantry brigades in the Israel Defense Forces. It was formed in December 1948 and placed under the command of Shimon Avidan. Before that it participated in Operation Yoav (October 15-22, 1948). Its role was to capture the areas of Hulikat, Kawkaba and the junction which is today known as the Givati Junction. Later it was disbanded but was reestablished in 1983 and still exists today. Since 1999 it serves under the Southern Command (Pikud Darom). Givati soldiers are designated by purple berets. The Brigade's symbol is the fox, alluding to Shualei Shimshon ("Samson's Foxes"), a unit in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

How the Color was Chosen- Purple. The devision participated in the War of Independence and was dismantled and returned to life in 1983. The color of the Beret was chosen by the daughters of first commander’s Yehuda Duvdevani. He wanted the Berets of his renewed division to have a unique color and ID. He came home with bags full of samples of Berets in different colors. He had his daughters chose their favorite and they chose Purple. The choice was tested by the regiment’s recruited soldiers and to Duvdevani’s surprise they also chose Purple. Chief General, Moshe Levi visited boot camp and one of the soldiers asked that the brigade will have it own unique Beret. The Chief General then made his decision.

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