Israeli SWAT Team Wins International CounterTerror Competition


israel-swat-team-policeIn a highly under-reported win, Israel’s Police Counter-Terror force, the “YaMaM,” won the international “Urban Shield” counter-terror competition against 27 top rated police and federal SWAT teams from around the world. Not only did Israel place first, but their point score was the highest ever in the history of the competition.The competition featured special counter-terrorism units from various countries and was held in California.

The “Urban Shield” contest was a two-day exercise. Israel’s unit reacted to different scenarios in the war on terrorism, taking control of terrorists holding hostages and more. The SWAT team, consisting of eight fighters, under the command of a Commander “B”, gained the highest score among the units that participated in the competition.

Minister of Defense Yitzhak Aharonovitch told the commander of the delegation, “You brought great pride to Israel, have proven that you are step forward before the whole world. You are fighting in the shadows away from the spotlight, and you probided the world with a taste of your abilities, and your readiness to answer the call. You have placed the Israel Police at the top of the world.”

{Muqata/ Newscenter}


  1. not surprised at all. they have the most practice. they practice against the unarmed civilian population of yerushalim bi-monthly.

  2. To #1. I am assuming that you are an ignorant Palestinian in exile here in the US and you believe everything that you read or see in the media while turning a blind eye to the true facts.

  3. boy, you realize you just complemnted the Yamam on their handling of the unarmed civilian population. These things are graded based on treatment of civilinas as well as defeating terrorists. I guess the Yamam treats civilians better than other ant-terror forces would

  4. Foolish boy, if that were true the “unarmed civilian populace” of Jerusalem would be DEAD. These cops are NOT the riot cops of Jerusalem. These are the elite cops who happen to be Jews,who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect other yidden. SHAME on you for your callous remarks.

  5. sounds to me like comment 1 is pro palestine. they “practice against unarmed civilian population?” which part of the palestinians are unarmed?

  6. #1: So what about Hamas terrorist teams? You know they would go right for the civilians. Israeli SWAT teams, like many other police/military special forces teams around the world, operate through clearly defined ethical guidelines. Hamas doesn’t play the rules. Israel tries its best to play by the rules but every time Israel does something wrong, Israel gets a hounding without any thought.

  7. Hey, Number One…you are outgunned, outclassed, and way out of your league…boy!! Gather a bit of intel before you sprout your mouth off!!