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Grandfather, Father and Son Give Their Lives for Palestine, Israel

There was a special poignancy in the news of the severe losses suffered by Israel in the attack and brief occupation of the Suez Canal Egyptian island stronghold–all six Israelis killed in the fierce clash on Green Island were sons of kibbutzim members.

One of them was Chaim Sherman, grandson of the Chaim Sherman who purchased the Beings Valley for Jewish settlement and who directed the pre-state Hannah defense of the Jewish settlements in the area. The grandfather was killed by Arabs on a mission in 1938 to find a new site in the valley for more settlements. His son, Moshe, was a Haganah unit commander during the 1948 Liberation War and was killed during the war in the fighting in the Jezreel Valley.