Ḥakim, Eliahu

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ḤAKIM, ELIAHU (1925–1945), Jew executed in *Egypt in the Mandate Period. Ḥakim was born in *Beirut, and was brought to Ereẓ Israel by his parents at the age of seven. At the age of 17 he joined Leḥi. Together with Eliahu Bet-Ẓuri he was sent by his organization to *Cairo to assassinate Lord Moyne, then British Minister of State for the Middle East, whose seat was in Cairo. The attempt was successful, but Bet-Ẓuri and Ḥakim were apprehended. They were sentenced to death by a military court in Cairo on Jan. 1, 1945, and executed on Mar. 22. Their remains were interred in the Jewish cemetery of Cairo.


Y. Nedava, Olei-ha-Gardom (1966); Y. Gurion, Ha-Niẓẓahon Olei Gardom (1971).