Unit 101 (Hebrew: יחידה 101) was a special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), founded and commanded by Ariel Sharon on orders from Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in August 1953. It was created in order to better deal with a spate of Arab fedayeen attacks against Israelis, which the IDF was unsuccessful in halting.
The unit was merged into Battalion 890 during January 1954, mainly because they killed dozens of unarmed citizens during the raid known as Qibya massacre into the village of Qibya. Beside the Sayeret Matkal, they are considered to be the unit with the most influence on the Israeli infantry oriented units—including both special and conventional units.
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... widely condemned attack on Qibya led to calls by government officials to disband the unit, which was instead merged with T'zanhanim company during January 1954 ... After the merger the joint outfit turned into a brigade size unit, namely Battalion 890 ... of the original T'zanhanim company personnel and 101 Battalion, made out of former Unit 101 personnel ...
... In 1953 he was one of the founding members of Unit 101 ... He took part in the unit's first operation at the end of August 1953 ... of 14–15 October 1953 around 65 men from Unit 101 joined a larger IDF force in an attack on the village of Qibya ...
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