The newspaper added that the commander of the unit, Sayeret Matkal
, nicknamed "H", decided to end his military service after the failed operation.
Yohan Netanyahu, a Mossad agent and a commando in Sayeret Matkal
, was sent by his brother into Iran on a top-secret mission unknown even to the Mossad.
It was August 2007, and Military Intelligence chief Yadlin had crafted a plan to send elite commandos from the IDF's General Staff Reconnaissance Unit better known by its Hebrew name Sayeret Matkal
deep into Syria.
The famed British SAS Special Forces and the feared Israeli commando brigade Sayeret Matkal
, share a common motto: He who dares, wins.
The newspaper said that the commando unit Sayeret Matkal
, overseen by the Mossad, carried out the raid, describing the man as "the number two man in the PLO."
After graduating from high school, Netanyahu returned to Israel and joined the elite Sayeret Matkal
commandos and participated in a variety of dangerous combat operations.
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
. Their precise roles in the operation were not divulged, and both men's offices declined comment.' Israel displayed no civilised restraint in their obsession to be rid of the symbol of their venerability and duplicity.
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
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 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.