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Israeli security forces

Security forces in law enforcement, military, paramilitary, governmental, and intelligence agencies.


  • Military 1
  • Police 2
  • Intelligence 3
  • Emergency services 4
  • Other organizations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7



Israeli police officers and a patrol car


  • Israeli-occupied territories.
  • Mossad (The Institute) HaMosad LeModi'in VLeTafkidim Meyuhadim (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים‎, "The Institute for Intelligence and for Special Tasks"): the agency responsible for foreign intelligence.
  • Aman (Directorate of Military Intelligence) Agaf HaModi'in: Military intelligence, or Aman, produces comprehensive national intelligence estimates for the prime minister and cabinet, daily intelligence reports, risk of war estimates, target studies on nearby countries, and communications intercepts. Aman also conducts across-border agent operations. Aman is an independent service, co-equal with the army, navy and air force. Aman has an estimated staff of 7,000.[1]

Emergency services

Other organizations

  • [3]
  • Knesset Guard: The Knesset has its own guard and usher unit, headed by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The Knesset Guard is in charge of security in the Knesset compound and building. The Serjeant-at-Arms ("Katzin ha-Knesset") is the commander of the Knesset Guard.[4]


  1. ^
  2. ^ American Friends of MDA
  3. ^ State of Israel Ministry of Public Security
  4. ^ Knesset Virtual Tour

External links

  • Israeli Weapons (unofficial website)
  • - Israeli Special Forces Database (pay site for non-Israeli visitors)
  • Israeli Intelligence Legacy Center (Hebrew)
  • Shin Bet (FAS)
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