Bangladesh's liberation war

Israel honours 1971 war ( Bangladesh's liberation war) hero lt. Gen.(retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob with a plaque on wall of honour at the Ammunition Hill, Israel.


JFR Jacob -

He was one of the most prominent members of India's relatively small jewish community , who served as a lieutenant General in Indian Army and as the chief of staff of Indian Army's Eastern Command. Further he also fought in world war II  and the Indo- Pakistani war of 1965.He negotiated the historic surrender of pakistani troops in dhaka after the 1971 war. He later became governor of two indian states goa and punjab. He died in 2016 at the age of 92.


The Wall of Honour -


It pays tributes to heroism and courage of jewish soldiers who fought in defence of the countries they lived in. The wall has plaques honouring more than 340 people namely privates, high ranking army officers , women , front line fighters and humble members of supporting  units who implemented these virtues. it has one more plaque honouring Lt. Gen Joseph' ' Jerry' Jhirad , an Indian Jewish soldier who died in 1965 war against pakistan.


Ammunition Hill -


It was a fortified jordanian military post in northern part of jordanian ruled East Jerusalem. it is the site of one of fiercest battles during six day war ( arab- israeli war 1967) in Israel lost 21 soldiers but emerged victorious.

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