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Fighters Against Police: Do Not Destroy The Site Where Our Friends Were Killed | Israel today

2021-11-29T21:53:57.861Z

28 of the Jerusalem Brigade's fighters in the Six Day War are working against the construction of a police station in Mitzpe, which was set up at the battlefield where they fought: "A landscape gem will be destroyed"



At 15:10, the Israeli counterattack began at the Commissioner's Palace.

After the shelling by the Jordanians on June 5, 1967, the battle for Jerusalem began, when fighters from the Jerusalem Brigade stormed the palace building and Antenna Hill.

21 Jerusalem fighters fell in the area in battle, along with 14 other fighters who fell on the spot during the War of Independence.

28 of the brigade's fighters who took part in the battle for Jerusalem were decorated with one of the IDF decorations, including Yossi Langutsky, then commander of the Jerusalem patrol, who received the exemplary decoration. 55 years have passed since that heroic war, but these days the decorated warriors The intention of the Israel Police to build a huge station in front of Mitzpe Givat Antena, known as "Mitzpatel."

"On the battlefields where the brigade fought in the past - streets, roads and neighborhoods have sprung up over time. Residents of these neighborhoods are now calling us back to the flag to protect a heritage site, which is also one of the most beautiful scenic views in Jerusalem," says Col. (Res.) Yossi Langutsky. "I agreed to their reading, and I agree with their justified request.

"It is inconceivable that instead of developing the place, they want to harm it."

"The meandering hill, Antenna Hill, is one of the most unique and popular urban nature, heritage and observation sites in Jerusalem, and must not be harmed," said Yossi Havilio.

"Hundreds of objections have been filed to the construction plan of the huge police compound."

The Israel Police responded: "The area designated for the construction of the police station has been allocated for its establishment by the Israel Land Authority and is in a suitable designation. In recent years, more than ten possible alternatives have been examined for various reasons. The location determined for the station is the best and acceptable to all parties. "

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Source: israelhayom

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