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  1/8/2014, Shevat 7, 5774

Youth Comemorate Lavon Affair Gallows Martyrs


A ceremony took place on Wednesday commemorating the 59th anniversary of the execution of Dr. Moshe Marzouk and Shmuel Azar. The two were part of a secret underground cell intended to fight against the Egyptian government, who had waged a fierce battle against the fledgling State of Israel. The Lavon Affair, as it was called when they were arrested, was named after Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon. The memorial was held at Mt. Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem and was attended by family, friends and youth from around the country.