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YAMAM forces win (Archive) Photo: Gadi Kabalo
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Shooting contest: Police 1, IDF 0

Special police units win top three places in shooting competition against army units

Yaron Doron
Published: 09.05.11, 19:23 / Israel News

A shooting competition pitting special police units against elite IDF forces ended on an unequivocal note, with police snipers taking the top three places in the contest.


In one battle of particular interest, the police's special counter-terrorism unit, YAMAM, defeated the IDF's elite reconnaissance Unit, Sayeret Matkal.


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YAMAM ultimately won the competition, followed by two undercover units affiliated with the Israel police, the Mistaarvim and the Gideonim. YAMAM also dominated the individual contest, with its members taking the top three spots.


The competition saw each unit sending a team comprising its four best snipers; the soldiers and police officers were asked to perform four separate missions involving handgun fire. The teams were given time to prepare for the event in advance.


The annual shooting competition was held for the fourth year, this time at the IDF's Adam training facility. The army sent several of its top units to the event, but as noted, none of them was able to capture one of the top spots.


Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino lauded all participants in the contest, stressing the great importance of marinating physical and operational fitness among Israel's police officers.




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