Samson Unit

Summary

Unit 367, Samson Unit, or Shimshon (שמשון‎), was a special forces unit within the Israeli Defense Forces named after the biblical figure Samson.

Unit 367
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Badge of Samson Unit
Active1986–1996
Country Israel
Branch Israeli Ground Forces
TypeMista'arvim
RoleSpecial Reconnaissance
Undercover Counterterrorism
Counterterrorism
Size~250
Garrison/HQNuria Military Base

HistoryEdit

Shimshon unit's modus operandi focused on undercover military operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.[1][2]

Shimshon was disbanded in 1996 following the Oslo Accords. The Samson Unit had a "sister unit" Duvdevan, which operated in the West Bank.

Samson Unit's roles are believed to have included:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism, Samuel M. Katz
  2. ^ Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature and Film