Northern lights

A lesser-known story of pioneering, bravery and tragedy in north Jerusalem gets some well-deserved attention.

By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
March 7, 2018 19:01
Northern lights

Atarot residents bring produce as ‘first fruits’ to JNF’s Jerusalem offices.. (photo credit: ATAROT HERTIAGE ARCHIVES)

This Sunday, March 11, a ceremony will be held on Mount Herzl marking 70 years since 16 Hagana fighters fell near Atarot in March 1948.

Hashisha Asar Street (The Sixteen), one of Pisgat Ze’ev’s first roads, commemorates them. The Atarot Convoy made its way back from Jerusalem to Atarot on the Fast of Esther in March 1948, when it was attacked, and 14 passengers were killed.

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