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Gen Raful Eitan
Birth: Jan. 11, 1929
Afula
Hatzafon (Northern District), Israel
Death: Nov. 23, 2004
Ashdod
HaDarom (Southern District), Israel

Israel Army General. Considered one of Israel's greatest war heroes, as a young man he fought in the 1948 War of Independence as a member of the Palmach and was severely wounded in the head. In 1955 as a paratroop officer on a raid into Syria, he was shot several times by a michine gun in the chest. In 1967, as a senior officer, he was again wounded in the head while leading his men in battle. In 1973 he personally grabbed a bazooka during the battle of the Golan and destroyed 3 Syrian tanks. In 1978 he became Israel's Chief of Staff. His staff planned and executed the 1981 bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirik and the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. After his military carrer, Eitan went into politics and in 1998 was appointed Deputy Prime Minister. (bio by: Jack Neuman) 
 
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Tel Adashim
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv District, Israel
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jack Neuman
Record added: May 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10948727
Gen Raful Eitan
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Gen Raful Eitan
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