Samson Unit

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Shimshon 367 Unit.jpg
Shimshon 367 Badge
Active 1986-1995
Country  Israel
Branch  Infantry Corps (Israel)
Type Mista'arvim
Role Special Reconnaissance
Undercover Counterterrorism
Size ~250
Garrison/HQ Nuria Military Base

Samson Unit, or Shimshon (שמשון), was a special forces unit within the Israeli Defense Forces named after the biblical figure Samson. Shimshon unit's modus operandi focused on undercover military operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Shimshon was disbanded in 1995 following the Oslo Accords. The Samson Unit had a "sister unit" Duvdevan, which operated in the West Bank.


Samson Unit's roles are believed to have included: