Tuesday, May 15, 2012

STEEL (HAPLADA) DIVISION MEMORIAL MONUMENT


STEEL (HAPLADA) DIVISION MEMORIAL MONUMENT

The Steel Division (84th Division) of the Israeli Army, under the
command of General Israel Tal, fought in the north of the Sinai Desert
in the 6-day War. They captured the Rafiah area on the present border
with Egypt and continued through Sinai to the Suez Canal.

The monument is situated by road 232, behind Moshav Yahad. It was
designed by Israel Godovitz and was originally erected in Yamit on the
Sinai coast on 5th June 1977, exactly 10 years after the war. It had
295 concrete poles with tank parts on top. When Sinai was evacuated
in 1982 after the peace agreement with Egypt, the monument was
destroyed.

The monument was rebuilt at its present site. It now has 400 concrete
poles. In the centre is a 25 metre high observation tower.


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