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IDF infantry soldier firing from IWI Negev light machine gun

IWI Negev: IDF’s Light Machine Gun

The IWI Negev was designed as a light machine gun in the late 1980s. It was produced by developed by the Israeli firearm manufacturer, Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) (formerly Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI). The design was meant to be reliable, especially in adverse conditions. In 1997, it was officially adopted by the Israeli Defense …

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Mistaravim (YAMAS) operative on undercover mission

IDF Mistaravim (YAMAS)

Little is known about one of the most secret units of Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Border Police called Mistaravim. Mistaravim is a secretive unit that uses disguise and surprise as its main weapons. The Mistaravim is also known as YAMAS. Their operatives are often sent to undercover mission into Palestinian-controlled territories where they wear …

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Sayeret Matkal

The Israeli Sayeret Matkal, also known as General Staff Reconnaissance Unit 269, is the unit most people are referring to when discussing the Israeli war against terrorism. Also referred only as The Unit, they have been in on the first line of defense for years. Highly motivated, trained and experienced operatives from Sayeret Matkal have …

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YAMAM – Special unit of Israel Border Police

The Yamam is an acronym for Special Central Unit (Yehida Merkazit Meyuhedet). The Yamam is an Israeli elite counter-terrorism unit, one of four special units of the Israel Border Police. The Yamam is capable of both hostage-rescue operations and offensive take-over raids against targets in civilian areas. Besides military duties, The Yamam also performs SWAT duties and undercover police work. History of The Yamam The Yamam …

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Shayetet 13

The upheavals in the Middle East of recent years have created multiple challenges for the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) and had a direct impact on ongoing operational activities – especially in special units such as Shayetet 13. The secretive unit, whose name translates as Flotilla 13, was formed in 1949, shortly after the creation of …

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