In 1947, whilst the UN partitioned Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, the genuine struggle for Israel's life all started. in the course of the battle of Independence (1948), the PAL'MACH (Hebrew abbreviation for 'Strike Companies') spearheaded Israel's forces. Disbanded in 1949, the PAL'MACH used to be changed via different professional devices, together with paratroop forces, the GOLANI Infantry Brigade, the Naval Commandos, and territorial and different reconnaissance commando formations. An stated professional at the Israeli Defence Forces, Samuel Katz offers an summary of those IDF elite devices, together with the mysterious SAYERET MAT'KAL, a hugely categorized elite unit whose exploits contain the 1972 raid on a hijacked Belgian Sabena Boeing 707.
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