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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - Explosion at the Police and C.I.D HQ

Jaffa St, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל ארגון האצ"ל

פיצוץ מפקדת המשטרה ומרכז הבולשת הבריטית
בבניין זה שכנו מפקדת המשטרה ומרכז הבולשת הבריטת (CID). כאן רוכזו הפעולות למלחמה במחתרת העברית. המקום הותקף פעמיים על ידי האצ"ל.
לראשונה, פוצץ האגף של הבולשת ב-כ"ח באדר תש"ד, 23 במרס 1944. בפעולה הזאת נהרג הלוחם אשר בנזימן.
בהתקפה השנייה, ב- 27 בדצמבר 1945, השתתף גם כוח של הלח"י והבניין פוצץ. בפעולה הזאת נפל לוחם הלח"י צבי אהרוני.

The Russian Compound housed the offices of the Palestine Police and the British Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
On March 23, 1944, Etzel attacked and blew up the CID section. In the course of the attack, fighter Asher Benziman was killed.
On December 27, 1945, the building was attacked a second timê by a joint Etzel-Lehi force with an explosion that destroyed the building. Lehi fighter Tzvi Aharoni was killed in the battle.

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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The building was photographed on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image

Another heritage sign was also found on the same building Click for sign's details

On the side facing Kheshin Street is the sign of built heritage houses - Nikolai Pilgrims Hostel Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Jerusalem city emblem
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
Symbol of the Irgun organization

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