Israeli soldiers clean tar off the Palmachim beach following an offshore oil spill which drenched most of the Israeli coastline. February 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli soldiers don’t just protect the Jewish state’s borders, they also keep the environment safe as well.

Last week, an offshore oil spill deposited tons of tar along Israel’s Mediterranean coast in one of the country’s worst ecological disasters.

In response, thousands of IDF soldiers stepped up to the plate and joined with the Nature Parks Authority to assist in the cleanup effort and help rescue wildlife.

Check out how the IDF is helping not only protect the Jewish state’s borders, but also ensuing the environment is safe as well.