The Sayeret Matkal was created in 1964 from brigades parachutists Sayeret the (890º Battalion) and the IDF Intelligence Branch (Aman). Its main operations are counter-terrorism, the recognition and military intelligence. Usually get the intelligence behind enemy lines.
The Sayeret Matkal is also responsible for hostage rescue missions outside the borders of Israel. The unit was based on the British SAS, and from an organizational point of view, makes its reports to Aman. It is known in military circles as Israeli Unit 269. The unit motto is "risk who wins".