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  • Hirbet-Abu-Lachem - view from Nataf
    Hirbet-Abu-Lachem - view from Nataf
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    by iblatt Written Jun 20, 2009

    In Moshav Nataf there is a memorial plaque commemorating the battle of Hirbet-Abu-Lachem and the 9 soldiers who fell there during the War of Independence, in July 1948.
    This battle was part of the attempt to encircle the Latrun fortified police station, which could not be conquered.
    Hirbet-Abu-Lachem is a barren hill across the wadi (valley) from Moshav Nataf.
    Approximately 30 soldiers from the 61st Battalion of the Etzioni Brigade and from the Palmach Har'el Brigade briefly occupied the hill, but were soon outnumbered by Jordanian soldiers of the Arab Legion; they withstood the initial attack but were soon forced to withdraw.

    Hirbet-Abu-Lachem - view from Nataf
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    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

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