Former Moked and Sheli MK Pa’il dies

September 15, 2015 20:51


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Meir Pa’il, a former MK from the Moked and Left Camp of Israeli (Mahane Sheli) parties, died at 89 on Tuesday, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pa’il was born in Jerusalem under the British Mandate in 1926 and served in the Palmach between 1943-1948, becoming a Brigade commander in the newly-formed IDF. He was also commander of the IDF’s Officers School and headed the Military Theory Department of the General Staff before leaving military service in 1971.

Pa’il was an MK from 1973-1981. He founded the Blue-Red Movement. The party merged with Maki to form Moked, with Pa’il as its chairman. Moked merged with, Meri, some of the Black Panthers and other parties ahead of the 1977 election to form the Left Camp of Israel.

Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On said on Tuesday that Pa’il was “a true fighter for justice and peace, who was known for his struggles to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Meir was a true, courageous man of the Left, an outstanding man. I send my condolences to the family.”

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