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Watch: Israel’s Elite ‘Masada’ Prison Takeover Teams in Action

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A sniper in Israel’s “Masada” elite paramilitary unit must be able to shoot through a prison window grid that is one-half inch square.

“Every shot that doesn’t hit the target would have extreme consequences,” a spokesman said.

Masada is an elite takeover unit of Israel’s Prison Service. Its primary functions include hostage rescue, along with handling prison breakouts and special situations in detention. Here’s a look at the Masada unit in action.

Video by Agilite.

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