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Israel's Most Sensitive Military Operations Are Top Secret? Apparently Not

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09.12.2019

Last week’s episode of the “Uvda” investigative TV magazine, about the botched heroic operation in Khan Yunis in November 2018, was a polished, interesting program that offered new information and played on the emotions as only host Ilana Dayan can. In recent years the season openers of “Uvda” have featured items on obscure military operations and special units. Indeed, it seems these stories never get old, as evidenced by the numerous series and articles in Israel and abroad about the achievements of the Mossad and the Shin Bet security service. “Uvda” and its crew delivered the goods this time as well. The organization that cut corners to realize the mission was the Israel Defense Forces.

Since the operation a year ago, Military Intelligence’s Information Security Department and the military censor have done everything they could to block all publication. They went so far as to prevent the publication in Israel of the soldiers’ photos, equipment, identity cards and credit cards that were displayed by Hamas to the entire world. It was forbidden to say that the elite Sayeret Matkal unit and the special operations department was involved, or that the operation’s purpose, at least according to Hamas, was to bug........

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