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 Six-Day War: The Israeli Navy’s commandos ‘suicide missions’ | Ynetnews News 
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 Six-Day War: The Israeli Navy’s commandos ‘suicide missions’ | Ynetnews News 

Shayetet 13 (‘Flotilla 13′), the Israeli Navy’s special operations unit, was sent at the start of the Six-Day War on a daring series of missions deep within enemy territory, which included covert assault on harbors in Syria and Egypt.

Those missions can now retroactively be called suicide missions, as in spite of the soldiers’ bravery, the heroic missions failed spectacularly as some of the combatants were even taken captive due to intelligence and navigation errors.

Fifty years later, the commandos meet in the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum in Haifa. Even though their average age is above 80, their rough and rugged nature is still clearly apparent.

Source: Ynetnews News – Six-Day War: The Israeli Navy’s commandos ‘suicide missions’