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 currently closed to the public.[1]

In 2010, Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu visited the base to salute the commandos who took part in the Gaza flotilla raid.[2]

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