Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pseudo II.

This is coolbert:

Pseudo units - - continued.

Israel - - the Mista'arvim.

The use of pseudo units during war and peace has been an INSTITUTIONALIZED PRACTICE of the Israeli defense forces and security apparatus even BEFORE the declaration of the state of Israel.

Pseudo forces, the Jewish personnel of which were able to impersonate with great skill the Arab adversary - - referred to as Mistaravim. .

Mistaravim . . . is the name given to those counter-terrorism units of the Israel Defense Forces [and other units of the Israeli security apparatus, to include the national police!]  in which soldiers are specifically trained to disguise themselves as Arabs in order to kill or capture a wanted terrorist.


Mista'arvim able to perform a variety of activities to include traditional espionage, sabotage, assassination, etc., all the while assuming most successfully the guise of the Arab. Dress, speech, mannerisms, even wearing the uniform and carrying the weapon of the enemy soldier or irregular fighter.

The earliest Jewish military striking force and the forerunner of the modern IDF, the Palmach, creating and using with effectiveness the "Dawn Unit" of pseudo forces. This all during the British Mandate and prior to 1948.

"The Palmach's Arab Unit, which was also called Mahleket Hashshar (the Dawn Unit), operated between 1943 and 1950. Its members were the Mista'arvim (warriors disguised as Arabs) and in the framework of its special activity . . . would enable them to infiltrate and remain in the enemy's territory in Palestine and in the Arab countries in order to collect intelligence and execute specific and varied missions."

"Dawn" now now in the modern context called the Duvdevan ! Specialists very active in the "occupied territories" [West Bank] again able to assume the manner and guise of the Palestinian, anti-terrorism operations at the core of Duvdevan operations. As was the case during the Jenin operation?

"During the Jenin incursion, the document says, elite undercover commandos known as the 'mista'arvim'--literally 'those who turn into Arabs' in Hebrew--played a critical role as human intelligence (HUMINT) agents within the Palestinian population. The 'mista'arvim,' who are part of the Israeli Special Forces, often found themselves working 'from behind enemy lines--or even from inside enemy lines,'"

"Duvdevan . . . is an elite special forces unit within the Israel Defense Forces . . . Duvdevan are particularly noted for conducting undercover operations against militants in urban areas. During these operations, Duvdevan soldiers typically drive modified civilian vehicles and wear Arab civilian clothes as a disguise."

"Duvdevan is one of the most prestigious units of the IDF, and thus recruitment to it is highly desirable among recruitment-aged youths in Israel."

At one time the Israeli  had a large cadre of personnel to draw upon for their pseudo units. Personnel, Sephardic Jews, who not were only able to impersonate an Arab, they themselves were best described as Arabs. Had been born and raised in the various Islamic nations surrounding Israel, spoke Arabic as their primary language, had lived, been educated, grown up with Arab peoples and actually thought and behaved as would an Arab. MORE of an Arab than a Jew.

That situation in Israeli no longer exists. NOW the pseudo unit personnel has to be trained to a high degree of proficiency, the role of the impostor not left to chance and upbringing. Language skills, the mannerisms, dress, body movements, gestures, cultural aspects of being an Arab having to be TAUGHT!

Again, the use of pseudo units in the Israeli security apparatus a means, method and technique  INSTITUTIONALIZED and recognized as an effective method during time of war, peace, and those interludes of a status somewhere in between existing as they do!

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