Disbanded Special Forces Units

In over 60 years of Israeli Special Forces history, numerous units were formed, some later disbanded or transformed into regular units. Further, in order to provide new units a good start, boost soldiers' moral and leverage past reputation, new IDF units (either SF or regular) are often named after renown disbanded SF units.

Unit

Years of Operations

Organization

Originally

Comments

Ducifhat

1966-1969

IDF

A SF anti tank unit

The name is reused by one of the Kfir Infantry Brigade battalions

Rimon

1970-1972

IDF

An undercover CT unit for the Territories

The name is reused by a SF unit specializing in desert warfare

Haruv

1966-1973

IDF

A Central Command SF unit

The name is reused by the Kfir Infantry Brigade SF unit.

Egoz

1956-1956

1963-1965

1968-1973

IDF

A Northern Command SF unit

The name is reused by a SF specializing in Counter Guerrilla warfare

Shaked

1955-1979

IDF

A Southern Command SF unit

The name is reused by one of the Givati Infantry Brigade battalions

Shimshon

1987-1996

IDF

An undercover CT unit in the Gaza Strip

The name is reused by one of the Kfir Infantry Brigade battalions

TAT'ZAM

1973-2003

IDF

An IAF reconnaissance, target designation and BDA unit

N/A

Force 100

1990-2006

IDF

A Military Police Special Response Team

N/A

Public Transportation

Late 1990's - late 2000's

Israeli Police

Public Transportation protection special units

N/A

YAMAG

1998-2011

MAGAV

Tactical detective units

N/A

MATILAN

1996-2011

MAGAV

Intelligence gathering tactical teams

N/A

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