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Shaviv, Yitzhak

Shaviv, Yitzhak


Yitzhak was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1920. He immigrated to Israel in 1933, lived in Tel Aviv, joined the “Tzofim” and soon became the head of a group. During the bloody riots of 1936-1939, he belonged to the Tel Aviv “Nodedot” movement. During his service in the Kakon he contracted fever and traveled abroad to recover. When he returned to Israel at the beginning of World War II, he returned to serve as a guard at a detention camp in Sharona, then moved to Wilhelm, and from there he was sent to a police course in Jerusalem, completed his service as a policeman in the Dead Sea, in Sodom and in the Bab al-Wad police station (Sha’ar Hagai). In 1942 Yitzhak was transferred to the Tel Aviv police station and was later transferred to serve as an officer in Afula, where he was one of the few Jews among the masses of Arabs and English. In 1946 From there he was sent to a police course in Jerusalem and completed his service as a policeman in the Dead Sea, in Sodom and in the Bab al-Wad police station (Sha’ar Hagai). In 1942 was released from his position and began to work as a taxi driver in the company of “Carmel” and dealt mainly with the transfer of weapons of the Haganah. In February 1948, as one of the commanders of the Military Police in the Tel Aviv District, Yitzhak was responsible for the bodyguards of the Prime Minister and the security guards of the Constituent Assembly. Due to his knowledge of air defense, he was transferred to the General Staff as the deputy of the head of the Civil Defense Service, with the rank of lieutenant. On the 6th of Tevet 5709 (7.1.1949) he was killed in a fatal road accident together with the Head of the Civil Defense Service, Mordechai Ne’eman-B, on the Tel Aviv-Rehovot road near Ness Ziona. Yitzhak was laid to rest in the military cemetery at Nahalat Yitzhak.

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