Atlit naval base

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Coordinates: 32°42′19″N 34°56′02″E / 32.70528°N 34.93389°E / 32.70528; 34.93389

Château Pèlerin, on the grounds of the Atlit naval base

Atlit naval base is a classified Israeli Navy base on the northern Mediterranean coast of Israel. The base is home to Shayetet 13, Israel's naval commando unit. Within its grounds stands Château Pèlerin, a medieval crusader fortress, which is subsequently closed to the public.

In 2010, Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu visited the base to salute the commandos who took part in the Gaza flotilla raid.[1]

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