Former deputy Knesset speaker Gideon Gadot (Likud) died on Saturday at age 71. He leaves behind three children and five grandchildren.

Gadot was a member of the 11th and 12th Knessets in the years 1984-1992, and served as deputy Knesset speaker in the 12th Knesset.

The former Likud MK served as an emissary for the Betar youth movement in South Africa, and a journalist for the Herut party's newspaper, Herut. He was also chairman of the board of Mifal HaPayis from 1981-1996, and director of Radio Kol Hai.

Gadot will be laid to rest in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

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