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  2/12/2012, Shevat 19, 5772

Meir Indor Mourns Passing of Aharon Davidi


Chairman Meir Indor of the Almagor umbrella organization of terror-victim groups paid his last respects, Sunday to Dr. Aharon Davidi, who passed away Saturday evening in his mid 80's. Indor remembered Davidi as a co-founder of the Sar-El organization, which brings volunteers from abroad to assist the Israel Defense Forces, saying nobody was better suited for the job. He added that Reserves Brigadier-General Davidi worked on the project until his dying day.

A veteran of the Haganah and Palmach pre-state militias, Davidi was among Israel's earliest paratroopers. Cited for bravery in 1955 in Gaza, the following year he was credited with a decisive role in the battle of Mitla Pass. During the Six-Day War, he played a major role in the capture of Sharm El-Sheikh, taking over for a wounded Raful Eitan, leading his soldiers to the Suez Canal.