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Soldier with a mitznefet hood over his helmet

The Mitznefet is a camouflage hood for an infantry helmet, which is reversible in the colors green-brown as bush colors and gray-beige in desert colors. The soldiers of the Israeli armed forces have been equipped with them since 2006. The purpose of this hood is to break up the sharp contour of the head or helmet and to blur it against the background. This makes target acquisition more difficult for snipers and other attackers, especially at dusk or in the dark, and thus improves the camouflage of the person wearing a Mitznefets.

The name comes from the turban of the same name, which was worn by the high priests in the temple of Jerusalem and means "to wrap around" in Hebrew.

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