Tank Division 84 won the area called Rafiyah during the 6 day war after Egypt attacked. The 84th Division called the "Metal" Division, continued on into the Egyptian held Sinai and the Suez Canal.
The Memorial commemorates those lost during this war. It was designed and placed in 1977 near a settlement called Yamit, which was later returned to Egypt when Israel reached a peace accord with Egypt. The Memorial itself was also moved to its present site in 1982.
The entire memorial covers 15,000 square meters and the central tower rises to 25 meters which gives you an excellent view of the surrounding area. Each of the 400 individual pillars is topped by pieces of tanks destroyed in the conflict.
There's a small zoo, nothing so exciting in big city manners, but when you're there in this peaceful remote place, it IS amzing. Simple pleasures like. And aren't we going for "the bigger, the faster, the newest" too much ?!
The kibbutz shop is not open every day. For sure it wasn't open when I was there - Thursday. But is you ask in advance naybody there they'll tell what could be done if you are desperate for something.