The troops closed all roads to the colony. Lines of cars on the way to the funeral from Jewish colonies were halted. Professor Benjamin Akzin, acting president of the New Zionist Organization, and other leaders of the organization were turned back.
Ben Josef left on his cell wall in Acre prison the Hebrew inscription, “Lamuth O L’ Ichbosh Et Haaretz” (“To Die or to conquer the land”), it was revealed by Dr. Yunichman, chief of the Brith Trumpeldor for the galilee, during the funeral orations. other speakers were Isaac Ephron, president of the Rosh Pina council; Meier Feldman, Rosh Pina’s oldest inhabitant, and Ben Cooper, Ben Josef’s closest comrade, who recited “Kaddish” (the memorial prayer). Ben Josef’s grave is next to the one of Israel Lieberman, a youth who was slain by arab terrorists earlier this month.