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Israel Unveils ‘Secret’ Commando Unit in Gaza

Israel Unveils ‘Secret’ Commando Unit in Gaza

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 09:15
Israeli soldiers walk next to tanks near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Israeli Army Command has revealed that a secret commando war unit had operated in the Gaza Strip during the war last May.


This revelation came when the army command decided to honor the secret units that operated in the enclave in the recent war, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Thursday.


Army Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi will honor the unit members, the newspaper added.


“These are previously undisclosed units that carried out major, complex and secret operations in Gaza during the last war,” Kochavi was quoted as saying.


He will also honor combat and intelligence units for operating in Gaza and other fronts, Ynet news noted.


Military sources refused to give any information that would reveal anything about the nature of the unit’s work and what makes it different from the other units.


However, they affirmed that it mastered the sensitive and risky operations, and for this reason, it will be granted an award of excellence.


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