Touching ceremony recalls 23 missing Hagana fighters

In a moving ceremony at the President’s Residence, Mordechai Naor and Boaz Dekel presented their new book, The Unknown Mission, to President Reuven Rivlin.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 30, 2019 00:03
Touching ceremony recalls 23 missing Hagana fighters

President Reuven Rivlin in Canada visiting Niagara Falls. (photo credit: MARC NEYMAN/GPO)

In a moving ceremony at the President’s Residence, Mordechai Naor and Boaz Dekel presented their new book, The Unknown Mission, to President Reuven Rivlin.

The book is about a select group of 23 Hagana fighters who disappeared after embarking on a daring operation on May 18, 1941, to sabotage the oil refining complex in Tripoli, Lebanon.

During the ceremony, it turned out that Rivlin and Dekel’s grandfather lived next to each other and were friends.

The book was published by the Library of Yehuda Dekel and The Society for the Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites.


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