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Sign: Convoy of Nabi Daniel - In memory of the 5th battalion of the Palmach-Harel

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Beit Shemesh - Sha’ar HaGai Road, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל הגדוד החמישי

שיירת נבי דניאל
ט"ז-י"ז באדר א’ תש"ח
27-28 במארס 1948

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The memorial site was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

A large convoy that went out to deliver supplies to Gush Etzion, which was under siege. On its way back near the village of Nabi Daniel, the convoy encountered a number of checkpoints, at the last checkpoint it failed to cross, a battle developed between the convoy members and the residents of the nearby villages. Fifteen members of the convoy were killed in the battle.

The convoy is also mentioned on the memorial site of the sixth battalion of the same brigade Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Emblem of the Fifth Battalion

Convoy of Nabi Daniel
Accompaniment and attempts to rescue the trapped convoy




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