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Daughter of Chief of Staff Chaim Bar-lev Escapes Death in Parachute Maneuvers

About 2,000 settlers in the Jezreel Valley watched yesterday as the daughter of Gen. Chaim Bar-Lev, Israel’s Chief of Staff, had a narrow escape from death when she took part in paratroop maneuvers. Zohar Bar-Lev was in mid-air when her main parachute would not release despite two pulls of the ring. She then pulled the safety pin of the reverse parachute which opened immediately.

She dropped smoothly to the ground and when she touched down she was asked how she felt during those precarious moments high over Israel. “There was some deficiency,” she said in a cool manner, “but I overcame it.”