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Israeli Groups Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Storming of Acre Prison Fortress

The Acre municipality and former members of the underground Irgun Zvai Leumi commemorated yesterday the 20th anniversary of the storming of the Acre prison fortress used by the British Mandatory regime to hold underground resistance fighters. Scores of members of the Irgun and the Stern group, another anti-British underground movement, were released in the attack on the fortress.

The occasion also was a memorial day for 11 Irgun members killed in action in the battle against the mandatory regime and three others who were captured and executed by the British. A lane leading to the fortress, through which the attack was mounted, was named “Stormers of the Fortress Street” during the ceremony. A cornerstone was laid for a monument for Irgun victims of the Mandate in the presence of Menachem Beigin. former commander of the Irgun and now Minister without Portfolio.