(1926 - 1947)
Meir Nakar was born in Jerusalem on July 26, 1926, to a
poor family of Iraqi origin. At the age of 12, he left his studies to help
support his family, and a year later he joined Betar.
At the age of 17 he enlisted in the British army, after
forging his birth certificate.
On demobilization, in 1946, he became a member of the Irgun. At first he was active in
recruitment and propaganda work, and then moved to the Fighting Force. He
took part in several operations, sometimes with Avshalom Haviv, his commander
in their final operation, the Acre
prison-break (May 4, 1947). He was captured (together with two of his
comrades: Avshalom Haviv and Yaakov Weiss) by the British.
The three Irgun fighters were tried
and sentenced to death. On July 29, 1947 Meir Nakar was hanged at the Acre
jail, together with Haviv and Weiss. He was 21 when he went to the gallows.
Sources: The Irgun Site