Translated by Jameel, from the Channel 2 news site.
Excellence against terrorism: SWAT fighters won first prize this week at a competition of the special counter-terrorism units from various countries, held in California, United States. The "Urban Shield" contest was a two-day exercise, and Israel's team also broke the world record [in scoring points]. Israel's unit competed against 27 police units from the United States and abroad, reacting to different scenarios in the war on terrorism, taking control of terrorists holding hostages and more. The SWAT team, consisting of eight fighters under the command of a Commander "B" gained the highest score among the units that participated in the competition, and won first place.The way this was reported in Okaland, CA:
Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovitch also spoke with the commander of the delegation.
"You brought great pride to Israel, have proven that you are step forward before the whole world", said Aharonovitch as he praised the fighters. "You are fighting in the shadows away from the spotlight, and you probided the world with a taste of your abilities, and your readiness to answer the call. You have placed the Israel Police at the top of the world."
OAKLAND -- An Oakland police SWAT team finished second in a prestigious, internationally known training competition last weekend, losing out to a group of Israeli police but beating more than two dozen other Bay Area law enforcement agencies that participated.Israel's counter terror units are the best in the world...and I'm proud to serve in our local region's unit as well.