The funeral of major General of a stock of Avigdor (Yanush) Ben-Gal will take place Sunday, 14 February at 16:00 at the military cemetery in Kiryat Shaul (tel Aviv).
Avigdor (Yanush) Ben-Gal commanded the 7th armored brigade during the Yom Kippur War and the former commander of the Northern district, died 13 February on 80-m to year of life. The death has come from cardiac arrest.
Avigdor Ben-Gal was born on 14 may 1936 in Lodz. After the outbreak of the Second world war his family fled to the USSR, but there Ben-Gal and his sister lost their parents. The children were in Iran together with other Polish
the refugees, who had joined the army of General Anders, and there were in 1943
transported to Eretz Yisrael (the repatriation of the «Children of Tehran»).
Ben-Gal entered the army service in 1956, shortly before operation «Kadesh». He served in armor. Graduated from officer training. During the six-day war, the chief of operations of the 200th tank brigade.
The Yom Kippur war he met on a post of the commander of the 7th brigade. He commanded his unit in a fierce battle with the greatly superior forces of the Syrian tanks on the Golan heights. He was able to perform the task of deterrence of Syrian troops until the mobilized reservists, after which the Israeli army went on the offensive.
From 1977 to 1981 he held the position of chief of the Northern district. During the Lebanon war of 1982 he commanded the corps.
Avigdor Ben-Gal was married, the marriage produced seven children.