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Sign: The first battle for Gush Etzion - In memory of the 6th battalion of the Palmach-Harel

Yefe Nof St 27, Sho’eva, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל הגדוד השישי

הקרב הראשון על גוש עציון
ג’ בשבט תש"ח
14 בינואר 1948

הדיפת התקפה ערבית גדולה על גוש עציון
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The memorial site was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

In a battle against Arab forces under the command of Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, the battalion’s fighters and members of the Gushmanaged to keep the attacking forces away, at the cost of 3 dead members of Kibbutz Revadim. After the battle, it was decided to strengthen the Gush, so the next day the Convoy of 35 was sent to reinforce the situation of the fighters in the Gush Click for sign's details.

Translation of the text on the sign:
Emblem of the Sixth Regiment

The first battle for Gush Etzion
January 14, 1948

Repelling a major Arab attack on Gush Etzion

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