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Meet today’s hero in uniform: Maj. ‘A’, Israel Air Force’s first Druze combat navigator

Maj. A. wanted to join the Israeli Navy’s illustrious ‘Shayetet 13’ frogmen unit, but found himself on the way to Air Force Flight Academy instead, while his fellow Druze friends took on other senior combat roles.
– “The uniforms I wear are a source of great pride to me and for the Druze sector,” admits Maj. A.

By Goel Beno


Maj. A.’s dream was to join the Shayetet 13 frogmen and dive deep underwater. Instead, he found himself flying high in the air after successfully finishing the Air Force Flight Academy and becoming the first Druze navigator in the IDF. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Naval Commando Unit, ‘Shayetet 13’, Receives Special Citation for its Covert Ops


Soldiers from Shayetet 13, Israel’s elite naval commando unit, were awarded a citation on Monday for a run of successfully covert missions, mostly deep inside enemy territory.



IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and navy commander Adm. Ram Rothberg awarded members of the Shayetet 13 elite navy commando unit with citations for covert operations in enemy territory.

Benny Gantz

Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz delivers an address in Atlit praising the successes of the elite ‘Shayetet 13’ naval commando unit. – Photo courtesy: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE

The awards, given on Monday, were handed out following a series of operational activities that resulted in many successes, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Israel Navy Commandos Enter Gaza & Successfully Destroy Long-Range Rocket Site

Four special-unit soldiers with light injuries were evacuated to hospital for treatment.

Over a 100 Gaza rockets fired over weekend.



Israel Navy commandos raided a facility from which Hamas fired many long-range rocket at Israeli cities, the IDF said early Sunday. During the raid, the commandos were shot at by Hamas gunmen, and returned fire. “The facility was hit and damaged,” the army said.

Israeli Navy – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Four commandos sustained light injuries during the special operation. They have been evacuated to a hospital in Israel.

Earlier on Saturday night, two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel and landed in open areas north of Nahariya. Continue Reading »

Prime Minister Netanyahu Praises Israel’s Naval Commando Unit


PM Netanyahu praises Israel’s  naval commando unit, Shayetet 13 : “You have, & we will continue to provide you with all the advanced equipment, but the most advanced item we have, is you. … On behalf of the entire nation, I salute you.”

By Shlomo Cesana


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