Sayeret Matkal : Israel Operation

  • Israel’s most elite special operations force, Sayeret Matkal, is being prepped for
    extremely dangerous hostage-rescue missions in the Gaza Strip.
  • Sayeret Matkal, also called General Staff Reconnaissance Unit 269, is an elite commando
    unit of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
  • The unit was established in 1957 at the initiative of its first commander, Avraham Arnan.
  • It is modelled on the UK’s Special Air Service, or SAS, a Special Forces unit of the British
    army, taking the unit’s motto “Who Dares Wins”.
  • Sayeret Matkal is a field intelligence-gathering unit that conducts deep reconnaissance
    behind enemy lines and is also tasked with counter-terrorism and hostage rescue
    beyond Israel’s borders.
  • It Is directly subordinate to the Special Operations Branch of the IDF’s Directorate of
    Military Intelligence.
  • Israel only acknowledged its existence in the 1980s.
  • They have been known to work in conjunction with other elite Israeli units such as
    Sayeret Tzanhanim, Flotilla 13, and Sayeret Golani.