Sayeret Mat'kal


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Noun1.Sayeret Mat'kal - 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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Another classic was Operation Jonathan of 1976, in which a small Israeli force led by the Sayeret Mat'Kal liberated 106 hostages held by terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda, following the hijacking of an Air France flight.