Maj. Gen. (res.) Avraham Yoffe, a commander in the pre-State Hagana and in the Israel army, died here last night at the age of 69 after a long illness. He had served in the Knesset for a time as a member of the Land of Israel movement before it merged with Likud and, at his death was head of the Nature Preserves Authority.
Yoffe was born in Yavniel, Israel and educated in England. He was an officer of Hagana, the Jewish defense force in Mandate Palestine from 1936-39 and served in Gen. Orde Wingate’s special Night Squads which protected Jewish settlements during the Arab riots in that period. He served in the British army’s Palestine unit from 1940-46 and from 1948-56 was commander of the Israel army’s northern and southern commands.
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