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Alexandroni Brigade emblem
Alexandroni Brigade Monument
Tel Litvinsky (Tel Hashomer)
[Sign depicting the story of the battle]
The battle story
The British military camp in Tel Litvinsky (Tel Hashomer) was an essential key point and was a wedge between the Hebrew communities: Kfar Azar, Kfar Ono, Ramat Gan, Givatayim and Bnei Brak.
They were in immediate danger of capturing the camp when evacuated from the British troops by the Arab enemy from the villages south of the camp. As the evacuation approached, the enemy, assisted by the British, began to encamp armed warriors under the guise of workers. An intelligence tour of the camp confirmed this fact.
On the night of April 15, 1988, two platoons from Company A and B from the 33rd Battalion and a squad of scouts entered through fences from Kfar Azar.
Fighting from building to building under heavy enemy fire, the northern part of the camp was released to the crosswalk that runs from west to east in the center of the camp. At noon news of a counter-attack, a company from the 32nd Battalion joined the fighting on the southeastern wing of the camp. Most of the camp was released that day except for the enclave in its south. And it was released by the Alexandroni Brigade in Operation Hametz in which the conquests of the villages: Kfar Ana, Skia, Hiriya and Selma resulted in the surrender of Jaffa on Passover.
Operation "Chametz" also included units from the "Givati" and "Kiryati" divisions. In this battle and in Operation Chametz, eight fighters from the Alexandroni Brigade fell.