Deaths Elsewhere


Moshe Carmel,

92, who led the fledgling Israeli army's capture of Haifa and the northern Galilee region during the 1948-1949 Mideast war, died Thursday in Tel Aviv.

General Carmel was born in Minsk in what was then Poland, in modern-day Belarus, and moved to British Mandatory Palestine in 1924 at the age of 13.

He was active in Jewish military activities against Palestinian Arabs from the mid-1930s, and he was imprisoned by British authorities between 1939 and 1941 for his activities on behalf of the Hagana, the Jewish military force that predated Israel's creation in 1948.

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