The sign shape is rectangular 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 place was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image
The seven guards who, because of their murder, began the operation are commemorated in Shiva Square in Holon Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of Azor Local Council
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
The Palmach symbol
"Haganah" symbol Remains of the ice factory in the Arab village of Yazur
In the 1940s, there was an Arab ice factory in this place.
During the War of Independence, the building became part of a fortified compound of Arab Hassan Salameh fighters and their German advisers, which posed a recurring threat to the convoys path and a target for Haganah raids.
At dawn on February 20, 1948, Palmach fighters from the Fifth Battalion, under the command of Lt. Col. Nahum Arieli, attacked the place, who were reinforced in an auxiliary weapons unit under the command of Israel Tal.
The attack was planned by Yitzhak Rabin for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the seven guards, as a retaliatory action, and as part of the struggle to open the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the south and the Negev.
In a heavy battle, the buildings of the compound were blown up and the marks of the shooting are visible on the remains of the factory. The fighters retreated to Mikve Israel carrying with them their dead friend Rahamim Haward and the wounded.
The battle was a milestone in the transition of the "Haganah " forces to the fighting of a regular army. It was the first time the forces had raided a fortified target at dawn and used auxiliary weapons during the attack.