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The YAMAM ( ימ"מ ), is the acronym for Special Police Unit (יחידת משטרה מיוחדת) in Hebrew, Israel's elite civilian "counter-terrorism" unit. The YAMAM has a world-wide reputation as a professional and successful paramilitary force and it is capable of both hostage-rescue operations and offensive take-over raids against civilian targets. Besides military duties, it also performs SWAT duties and undercover police work. Hebrew (עִבְרִית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... Special response teams are heavily armed and armored. ... Look up Undercover in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Name and organization

YAMAM stands for Special Police Unit (יחידת משטרה מיוחדת). In Israel it is also called "Unit for Counter-Terror היחידה ללוחמה בטרור". The YAMAM answers to the MAGAV central command and belongs to the civilian Israeli police forces rather than the military. Its operators and officers are professional policemen on payroll, usually with combat experience from their military service within the IDF. MAGAV (in Hebrew מגב ) is an acronym for Mishmar Ha-Gvul ( מישמר הגבול ), which in Hebrew means Frontier Guard. MAGAV is the combat branch of the Israeli Police and its composed from professional officers on payroll and field policemen redirected from the IDF (men at the age of 18... Israeli Police logo The Israeli police (משטרת ישראל) is a civilian force in the State of Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ...


The YAMAM is self-dependent, training its own operators in all fields, such as sniping, recon, dog operating, bomb disposal, etc. As a result, the YAMAM has a very rapid deployment time and high coordination between various squads (sniping squad, entry team, engagement force, etc.). Looking through a USMC sniper rifles scope at a practice range at Camp Hansen The same USMC sniper team, with a M40 Sniper Rifle (2004) The term sniper is attested from 1824 in the sense of sharpshooter. The verb to snipe originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India... US Soldiers removing landmines. ...


The YAMAM's primary duties are:

  1. Hostage rescue.
  2. Offensive or preemptive operations.
  3. SWAT duties - handling dangerous criminals.
  4. Undercover police operations.
  5. VIP security.

Most of the YAMAM's activity is classified, and published YAMAM operations are often credited to other units. Nevertheless, the YAMAM enjoys a high reputation among SF professionals and the Israeli public. A hostage is a person (sometimes another entity) which is held by a captor (often a criminal abductor) in order to compel another party (relative, employer, government. ... Special response teams are heavily armed and armored. ... A Very Important Person, or VIP (pronouced vee-eye-pee) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance. ...


History

The YAMAM was established after the Maalot massacre, where a failed operation by military special forces units ended with 21 children murdered before the hostage takers were killed. Since hostage rescue in friendly territory is different from that in hostile areas, it was decided to establish an elite civilian force, which develops and practices a special CQB (Close Quarters Battles) doctrine for "counter-terrorism" operations in friendly territory and hostage rescue. In the late 1974 the YAMAM was established as and falls under the direct jurisidiction of a special forces counter-terrorism unit of the MAGAV — the combat arm of the police. The Maalot massacre was a school massacre in Maalot, Israel, that occurred on May 15, 1974. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MOUT. (Discuss) CQB, sometimes CQC, is an acronym for Close Quarters Battle or Close Quarters Combat, and refers to fighting methods within buildings, streets, narrow alleys and other places where visibility and maneuverability are limited. ... MAGAV (in Hebrew מגב ) is an acronym for Mishmar Ha-Gvul ( מישמר הגבול ), which in Hebrew means Frontier Guard. MAGAV is the combat branch of the Israeli Police and its composed from professional officers on payroll and field policemen redirected from the IDF (men at the age of 18...


Operational record 1974 - September 2000

The YAMAM has carried out many paramilitary operations. Some of the missions known to the public prior to the al-Aqsa Intifada are listed below: The wreckage of a commuter bus in West Jerusalem after a suicide bombing on Tuesday, 18 June 2002. ...

  • In March, 1988, the YAMAM was called into action after a group of three Palestinians hijacked a bus full of women returning from work at the Negev Nuclear Research Center near Dimona, in an incident known as the "Mothers Bus". The YAMAM struck, killing all three targets, but not managing to prevent three Israeli passengers from being killed.
  • On March 3, 2000, the YAMAM captured an armed group hidden in the Israeli-Arab town of Taibe with the aid of Sayeret Duvdevan and an IDF Caterpillar D9 bulldozer. In the end of the raid, one man was arrested and four were killed. [1] (password-restricted link)

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Institute 2, Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Dimona, photographed by Mordechai Vanunu The Negev Nuclear Research Center is an Israeli nuclear installation located in the Negev desert, near the city of Dimona, at . ... Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36 kilometers to the south of Beer-Sheva and 35 kilometers west of the Dead Sea in the Southern District of Israel. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Tayibe (Arabic طيّبة , Hebrew טייבה; also spelled Taibeh or Tayiba) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Sayeret (Hebrew סיירת, pl. ... The Caterpillar D9 is a large track-type tractor (commonly referred to as a bulldozer) with caterpillar tracks designed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. ... A bulldozer is a powerful crawler (caterpillar tracked tractor) equipped with a blade. ...

Operational record during the al-Aqsa Intifada (since October 2000)

The YAMAM has carried out many paramilitary operations during the Al-Aqsa Intifada within the last few years. The vast majority of them are classified. Some of the most notable are listed below: The wreckage of a commuter bus in West Jerusalem after a suicide bombing on Tuesday, 18 June 2002. ...

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Looking through a USMC sniper rifles scope at a practice range at Camp Hansen The same USMC sniper team, with a M40 Sniper Rifle (2004) The term sniper is attested from 1824 in the sense of sharpshooter. The verb to snipe originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India... A car bomb is an improvised explosive device that is placed in a car or other vehicle and then exploded. ... The Caterpillar D9 is a large track-type tractor (commonly referred to as a bulldozer) with caterpillar tracks designed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. ... Sayeret Matkal (Hebrew: סיירת מטכל - General Staff Reconnaissance unit) is the elite special forces unit of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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YAMAM Directors

  • Asaf Hafetz (1974-1988)
  • Elik Ron (1988-1992)
  • David Tzur (1992-1995)
  • The names of active YAMAM chiefs are prohibited from publication.

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YAMAM answers to Magav centeral command and belong to the civilian police forces rather than the military.
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