(1921 - ?)
Born May 25, 1921, in Petah Tikva, fifth generation
in Eretz Israel. In 1937, Yitzhak Avinoam joined Betar and a year later
joined the Irgun.
During the Revolt, he was promoted: in 1945 he was in charge of the
Irgun's national intelligence service, and the same year was appointed
Commander of Jerusalem District.
While he was serving in Jerusalem, the Irgun carried out daring operations
against the British: the second attack on the British Intelligence offices,
the blowing-up of the King
David Hotel, the attack on the Goldschmidt Officers Club and the
In March 1947 he was arrested and sent to a detention camp in Africa.
He returned home with the last exiles from Genya on July 12, 1948, after
the State of Israel was established.
Sources: The Irgun Site