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Raful Eitan

  • Birth 11 Jan 1929 Afula, Hatzafon (Northern District), Israel
  • Death 23 Nov 2004 Ashdod, HaDarom (Southern District), Israel
  • Burial Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel
  • Memorial ID 10948727

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Jack Neuman
  • Added: 11 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10948727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raful Eitan (11 Jan 1929–23 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10948727, citing Tel Adashim, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .