The monument was photographed that day Click for a larger image
Apart from the panels mentioned above, a red granite rock is placed with the following text:
The battle route
Zarnoga / Kobiba / Marar / Carrot / Yavne / Betani / Barka / Beit Daras / Ashdod / The Tea / Kartia / Fallujah / Iraq Manshiya / Kawka / Iraq Suiden / Barbara / Yad Mordechai Click for a larger image
Below are enlarged images of the rest of the signs on the monument
The story of the battalion Click for a larger image
Battalion casualties Click for a larger image
Symbol of the Givati Brigade Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
A monument to the 55th Battalion of the Givati Brigade during the War of Independence
A memorial for the battalion casualties
In another panel:
55th Battalion of the Givati Brigade
In the War of Independence
The battalion was established on May 15, 1948, among conscripts from the southern colonies. During the containment phase, he held and stabilized the front line in front of the Egyptian forces in the Yavne - Ashdod - Ashkelon area. Established a fortified battalion compound in the area of Hata - Cartia - Fallujah. Participated in the battles of Operation Yoav to break the siege of the Negev in the Givati-Hulikat junction.
Fought in the retreating Egyptian army and liberated Yad Mordechai.
The battalion laid siege to the Egyptian brigade in Fallujah’s pocket.
Its companies reinforced the brigade’s battalions and fought in battles against the Iraqi army on the Sharon front.
Additional sign: Battalion casualties
Pesach Levin - fell on July 17, 1948 at the Barka sign
Daniel Karchevsky - fell on 17.7.48 in the Battle of Isdod
Martin Katenburg - Fell on 17.7.48 in the Battle of Isdod (missing)
Yitzhak Cohen - fell on August 6, 48 at the Barka sign
Saadia Jeddah - fell on 15.10.48 at the Hatta sign
Yigal Yehia - fell on 3.1.49 in the battle of Ramat HaKovesh
Yosef Koveshi - fell on 3.1.49 in the battle of Ramat HaKovesh
Menachem Sharabi - fell on 3.1.49 in the battle of Ramat HaKovesh
Bezalel Linda - fell on 3.1.49 in the battle of Ramat HaKovesh
Moshe Stein - fell on 3.1.49 in the battle of Ramat HaKovesh
Aharon Zivlin - fell on 3.1.49 in a raid on a Tira
Another plaque bearing the emblem of the Givati Brigade