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.
Elsewhere, the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has up-scaled its UGV capabilities with the introduction into service of Roboteams Micro Tactical Ground Robot (MTGR), an undisclosed number of which are now operational with the IDF's Sayeret
Yahalom special operations engineering unit.
At the time Barak was deputy military chief and Ylon was head of the elite commando unit Sayeret
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
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, and the operational side was carried out by Sayeret
Matkal," the paper said.