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Underground Fighters Executed By The British

(1945-1947)

During the British Mandate period, Israeli underground fighters from the Irgun and Lehi engaged in various operations against the British authorities.  Many were arrested and jailed.  The men on this page were all convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death and executed.  All were hung at Acre prison, except for Barazani and Feinstein, who were scheduled to be executed at the prison in Jerusalem but committed suicide the night before.  


Moshe Barazani

6/14/1926 - 4/21/1947
Arrested 3/9/1947 for carrying arms.
Sentenced by a British military
court 3/17/1947.
Commited suicide.  

 

Meir Feinstein

10/5/1927 - 4/21/1947
Captured in action 5/4/1947
breaking into the Acre Fortress.
Sentenced by a British military
court 5/16/1947.
Executed in Acre.  

Meir Nakar

7/26/1926 - 7/29/1947
Captured in action 5/4/1947
breaking into the Acre Fortress.
Sentenced by a British military
court 5/16/1947.
Executed in Acre.  

Mordehai Elkachi

3/10/1925 - 4/16/1947
Arrested 12/29/1946 for
flogging British officers.  

Sentenced by a British military
court 2/10/1947.
Executed in Acre.

Eliahu Beit-Zuri

2/10/1922 - 3/22/1945
Arrested 11/6/1944 after execution of
British Lord Moin, in Cairo.  
Sentenced by an Egyptian court 1/18/1945.
Executed in Cairo.  

Eliahu Hakim

1/2/1925 - 3/22/1945
Arrested 11/6/1944 after execution of
British Lord Moin, in Cairo.  
Sentenced by an Egyptian court 1/18/1945.
Executed in Cairo.  

Dov Gruner

12/6/1912 - 4/16/1947
Arrested 4/24/1946 in the attack
on Ramat-Gan police fortress.  
Sentenced by a British military
court 1/1/1947.  
Executed in Acre.  

Jechiel Dov-Drezner

10/13/1922 - 4/16/1947
Arrested 12/29/1946 for
flogging British officers.  
Sentenced by a British military
court 2/10/1947.
Executed in Acre.

Eliezer Kashani

3/18/1933 - 4/16/1957
Arrested 12/29/1946 for
flogging British officers.  

Sentenced by a British military
court 2/10/1947.
Executed in Acre.

Mordechai Schwartz

12/16/1914 - 8/16/1938
Arrested 9/2/1937, accused of killing
an Arab policeman.  
Sentenced by a British military court.  
Executed in Acre.  

Shlomo Ben-Yosef

5/7/1913 - 6/29/1938
Arrested 4/21/1938 for a reprisal
attack against Arabs.  
Sentenced by a British military
court 5/24/1938.
Executed in Acre.

Naaman Belkind

1889 - 12/16/1917
Arrested 9/17/1917 for activities
against the Turkish rule.  
Sentenced by a Turkish military
court December 1917.  
Executed in Damascus.  

Jopseph Lishansky

1890 - 12/16/1917
Arrested 10/20/1917 for activities
against the Turkish rule.  
Sentenced by a Turkish military
court December 1917.  
Executed in Damascus.  


Source: Wikimedia Commons

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