Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that two months ago, the commander of Sayeret Matkal unit, Col. E, resigned following the special operation in Khan Younis and its failure.
The Israeli newspaper learned that in the wake of the recent events, Chief of Israeli occupation Staff Kuchafi was forced to go to a senior officer of the rank of brigadier general (reserve), to take command of the special operations department “Sayeret Matkal.
Where it is Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – The Brigades received a report on that day (11 Nov 2018) the storming of a special unit of the occupation army of the Gaza Strip, which was called “Operation Edge of the sword.”
A group of al-Qassam Brigades clashed with a special Israeli force east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip last November, killing the Israeli unit commander and injuring others. Seven Palestinian militants, one of them a commander in the Brigades, were also killed.
Yedioth Ahronoth pointed out that the purpose of the direction of Kokhafi to this Brigadier, is to rehabilitate the system, which was severely damaged after the failed military operation in Gaza, in which he was killed (m).
“The crisis in intelligence because of the recent events forced Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi to turn to Brigadier General (A), who was formerly commander of special operations and retired several years ago from the Israeli occupation army, to return to regular service as commander of operations Special “Sayeret Matkal”.
Yedioth Ahronoth also learned that Kokhafi’s request came to rehabilitate the body, which was severely damaged after the failure of the special operation in Gaza last November.
The analyst added: This is not the first time Brigadier General A is summoned to reform elite units in the Israeli army. In the past, he was summoned to Israel when he was a military attaché in a foreign country by Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, in order to rehabilitate Unit 504, which lived in a major crisis and was about to be liquidated. In those days, he accepted the request and returned with his family to Israel and succeeded in the mission. Brig. Who led commando unit Sayeret Matkal in the past and took part in the fierce battle in which Lieutenant Emmanuel Moreno was killed in the Second Lebanon War.
He noted that this senior and experienced officer was invited exactly two weeks after the extraordinary retirement of the commander of Sayeret Matkal unit, Col. (e), with a surprise resignation, which was first revealed in Yedioth Ahronoth two months ago.
The resignation of Colonel (e), as well as the replacement of a new commander, after the complex military operation that failed in Gaza last November, in which killed (m). And detailed and complete information presented by Hamas about the Israeli military operation discovered in Khan Younis.
“Years of capability have been lost,” explained a senior officer in the Israeli occupation army.