Sayeret Matkal


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Noun1.Sayeret Matkal - Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions
IDF, Israeli Defense Force - the ground and air and naval forces of Israel
commando - an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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According to Vanity Fair, Sayeret Matkal commandos and Mossad tech agents, disguised as Syrian soldiers, targeted Islamic State cell that had developed the means to hide explosives in laptop computers, which could pass undetected through airport security.
A veteran of Sayeret Matkal, the IDF's most elite unit, Danny didn't think twice before getting up and trying to tackle the terrorist.
According to sources associated with the Israeli Army's Ground Force's Tier-1 Sayeret Matkal special mission unit, the bullpup designs provide a suitable fusion of compactness and accuracy during operations in confined spaces, including clearance operations in subterranean tunnel networks.
At the time Barak was deputy military chief and Ylon was head of the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal.
In the interview, Lev said he was part of the Sayeret Matkal team tasked with the mission.
At the time, Barak was deputy military chief and Yaalon was head of the Sayeret Matkal unit.
A report, published in Israel's Yediot Aharonot, said the operation was planned by the Mossad spy agency and carried out by the Sayeret Matkal elite commando unit.
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.
The intelligence part of the assassination was overseen by the Mossad, and the operational side was carried out by Sayeret Matkal," the paper said.
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.
The Israeli counter-terrorism unit Sayeret Matkal killed seven of the perpetrators and captured one.
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.