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Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions

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Options include optronics payloads, which according to sources associated with Sayeret Yahalom, could be used to support counter-improvised explosive device and EOD operations as well as special reconnaissance missions.
The mystery behind the 1988 assassination in Tunisia of Palestine Liberation Organisation commander Yasser Arafat's top deputy Abu Jihad has been solved 6 he was killed by an Israeli commando, as widely believed.Israeli military censors permitted the Yediot Ahronot newspaper to publish an interview with Nahum Lev, the commando who shot Jihad to death in Tunis in April 1988 in a raid at PLO headquarters."The intelligence part of the assassination was overseen by the Mossad [Israeli intelligence], and the operational side was carried out by Sayeret Matkal [elite commando unit]," the paper reported.Lev died in 2000 and his account has never been made public before.Up until now, Israeli has never officially commented on the PLO official's death.
"The chief military rabbinate long ago broke barriers and turned the IDF's activity from fighting out of necessity into a holy war," Vilan, who served 30 years ago in the army's elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit with Binyamin Netanyahu, now prime minister, told Haaretz.
Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu, commander of the elite and secretive Sayeret Matkal special forces unit, was killed there leading the long-range airborne raid on Entebbe on July 4, 1976, to rescue hostages aboard a hijacked Air France Airbus.
IDF must rely on Sayeret Samur, a commando unit, to do the job.
Although Israel had a unit within its police force (the"Yamam") that was specifically trained to deal with hostage events, Chief of Staff Moshe Levy "arbitrarily" called on Sayeret Matkal, a reconnaissance unit within the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), to conduct the rescue operation.
Pardo served in an elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Sayeret Matkal, in the 1970s alongside Yonatan Netanyahu, brother of Benjamin who was killed in Entebbe.
Yoni Netanyahu, his elder by three years, served in Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal unit, and was killed in 1976 during the rescue of a hijacked aircraft.
Netanyahu served with current Defense Minister Ehud Barak in the ultra-elite Israeli commando unit, Sayeret Matkal, participating in the Sabena plane hostage rescue.
We collected males and females from the Sede Teman area (31[degrees]17'N, 34[degrees]43'E) and Sayeret Shaked Park (31[degrees]16'N, 34[degrees]38'E) (northern Negev, Israel) in April 2003.
In the 70s, he led an official undercover killing squad named Sayeret Rimon that killed women and children in Gaza.
In 1969, Ayalon was decorated with the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest award, for his conduct in Operation Bulmus 6- the assault on fortified Green Island, Egypt (jointly with Sayeret Matkal).
Provided intelligence from the IDF'S A'MAN (the Hebrew acronym for Agaf Mode'In), its intelligence branch, the Sayeret Mat'kal (the General Staff's own reconnaissance commando unit) mobilized, rehearsed its plans, flew 2,500 miles, and struck at the Entebbe airport, rescuing more than 100 passengers and crew with a minimum loss of life.
The Israeli deep reconnaissance and intelligence teams of Sayeret Matkal were created in 1957 but evolved into counterterrorism in the 1970s based on the model of the British SAS.