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        1/7/2014, Shevat 6, 5774

      Repairs to Lamed-Hey Memorial Completed

      The Defense Ministry announced, Tuesday, that it has finished repairing and renovating the memorial to the Lamed-Hey (Hebrew letters for the number 35) soldiers of the Palmach pre-state militia's Mountain Department, who lost their lives in a battle, months before Israeli statehood was declared. Monday marked the 66th anniversary on the Hebrew calendar.

      On the eve of the anniversary, it was discovered that the monument had been desecrated and parts of it had been shattered. The repair and renovation work started immediately.