Scores honor historical Jewish resistance hero Avshalom Feinberg

Over a century since he was killed in Sinai, scores honored the memory of pre-state Jewish hero Avshalom Feinberg.

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January 5, 2019 00:51
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Stones laid in memory of Avshalom Feinberg by right-wing NGO Im Tirtsu members.

Stones laid in memory of Avshalom Feinberg by right-wing NGO Im Tirtsu members.. (photo credit: CHANA KHOURY)

 
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Founder of the Great War Jewish spy-ring Nili, Avshalom Feinberg was killed in January 1917 by the Ottoman Turks in Sinai, on Friday, 101 years after his death, his memory was honored by activists of Im Tirtsu who visited his tomb on Mount Herzl. 


Nili was established to aid the British during the First World War with the understanding that the British Empire will support the creation of a Jewish National Home in what was then Palestine. It was active from 1915 - 1917 and cost the lives of two national heroes, Feinberg himself and Sara Aharonson, who was engaged to Feinberg and committed suicide after being tortured by the Turks. 
Disguised as a Bedouin, Feinberg was shot and killed in Sinai trying to reach British positions. His grave was discovered by IDF forces after the Six Day War due to a date tree that grew near his body. His remains were given an official state funeral in 1967. 


The head of Im Tirtsu Matan Peleg said that Feinberg was "a national hero and a symbol to the courage of taking, as a people and as individuals, our fate into our own hands. We need these values today much more than ever before." 

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