Weiss, Yaacov

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WEISS, YAACOV (1924–1947), Jew executed by the British in Palestine. Weiss was born in Nove Zamky, Czechoslovakia, and joined the local Betar as a boy of ten. In 1945 he was apprehended in attempting to enter Ereẓ Israel "illegally" and was imprisoned in Athlit. On his release he joined the iẒl and took part in many of its operations, the last being the break into Acre prison when, with Avshalom Ḥaviv and Meir Nakar, he was captured, sentenced to death, and hanged.


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