Sayeret Matkal: The Greatest Operations of Israel’s Elite Commandos by Avner Shur, Aviram Halevi
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Sayeret Matkal depicts the greatest operations of Israel’s elite commando force from the perspective of the people who were there—the soldiers and their commanders, many of whom became Israel’s top leaders and politicians: people such as Benjamin Netanyahu, Moshe Ya’alon, and Ehud Barak. In riveting prose and fascinating detail, the book tells the stories of operations such as Spring of Youth, in which PLO terrorists were killed in their homes in Beirut; the daring hostage rescue mission in Entebbe, Uganda, one of the unit’s most glorious operations; the assassination of Abu Jihad in Tunis, Tunisia, and many more. First and foremost, this is a book about the remarkable people who made Israel’s legendary commando unit an icon of determination, ingenuity, and courage.
Year first published: 2023