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March 15, 2015 - new recruitment ads including YAMAM, Masada and Gideonim.

February 28, 2015 - The IDF has recently awarded citations to units which displayed exceptional performance during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Among the units were Oket'z, Egoz and Rimon. Visit Certificates & Ads Guide for additional citations.

Oket'z handler and his dog (photo: IDF).


Egoz operators during training. Left operator armed with Micro Tavor in a Designated Marksman configuration fitted with a Trijicon ACOG, a flashlight, a vertical grip, and a Harris bipod; middle operator armed with a Negev Commando fitted with an ITL MARS and a vertical grip; right operator armed with a Micro Tavor / M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 (photo: IDF).


Rimon operators during training. From left to right: operator armed with a Micro Tavor fitted a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a Grip Pod; operator armed with a Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight M21, a Grip Pod and a flashlight; operator armed with a Glock handgun and a Micro Tavor; operator armed with a Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a Trijicon ACOG magnifier. Note three shades of Micro Tavor - including factory black (left), factory tan (middle) and painted tan (right), and desert camouflage, including shoes, uniforms, vests, face masks, helmet covers, and Mitznefet (photo: IDF).

February 24, 2015 - One of the most interesting shows currently airing on Israeli television is a new series called “Fauda”. The show tells the story of a fictional Ministry of Defense undercover/Mistaravim Special Forces unit and its hunt for wanted terrorists in the Territories. Given the vast presence of Israeli Special Forces in both military and civilian lives, Fauda is surprisingly the first Israeli television show to extensively feature such a unit. Interestingly, several of the show’s creators and actors are Special Forces veterans, primarily from Duvdevan, which lends further authenticity to show. Visit Undercover Units Guide for more information on Israel's real life Mistaravim units - YAMAS, Gideonim and Duvdevan.

Fauda actors seen in publicity photos carrying Glock handguns as well as M4A1 and M4 Commando fitted with Elbit Falcon, vertical grips, flashlights and Beamshot laser pointers (photos: Yes).


Fiction vs. reality. Left: Fauda (photo: Yes), middle: YAMAS, right: Duvdevan (photo: IDF).

January 12, 2015 - new video of IDF Counter Terror School Instructors during a rappelling exercise.

January 3, 2015 - new video of Masada operators during training.

December 28, 2014 - new video of IDF Counter Terror School Instructors during a bus hostage rescue exercise.

December 27, 2014 - new video of Duvdevan operators during deployment in the Territories.

December 26, 2014 - new video of the Israel Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, visiting Oket'z. For similar dignitary visits to various Israeli Special Forces units visit VIP Visits Guide

December 15, 2014 - new video of Alpinistim operators training and lighting Menorah candles during the Hanukkah holiday.

September 1, 2014 - during July and August, over 60 IDF soldiers were killed and dozens more were injured during Protective Edge, the IDF Operation to stop rockets attacks, tunnel infiltrations, and other terror activities originating from the Gaza Strip. IDF Special Forces took active part in the operation, with several operators killed in action from such units as YAHALOM, Egoz, PALSAR Givaty and Maglan. Memorial Guide is dedicated to these soldiers and others like them who fell while defending Israel and its citizens.  

June 22, 2014 - new video of YAHALOM operators clearing a tunnel during deployment in the Territories.

May 29, 2014 - new video of IDF Special Forces operators competing in the annual Krav Maga Championship.

May 9, 2014 - new video of IDF Counter Terror Instructors conducted a demonstration at the IDF Counter Terror School.

April 13, 2014 - new video of Israel's President, Shimon Peres, visiting Egoz. For similar dignitary visits check out VIP Visits Guide

March 5, 2014 - new video of Shayetet 13 boarding the KLOS C, a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, carrying weapons and munitions to the Gaza Strip.