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Noun1.sayeret - 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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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.
IDF must rely on Sayeret Samur, a commando unit, to do the job.
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.