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Hetzel Museum

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Basic Information

Location 32°03′33″N 34°45′31″E
Phone number 03-5177180
Country Israel
City Tel Aviv-Yafo
Address Goldman 15, Tel Aviv

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.mod.gov.il/pages/heritage/haetzel2.asp
Geographical Coordinates 32.05942,34.75842


The museum is named after Amichai Feglin and it commemorates the history of Etzel (which stands for- Fighting Military Organization) beginning from the United Nations conventions' decision to divide Israel on the regarding 29th of November, 1947 until Etzel became part of IDF after the formation of the State of Israel. An emphasis is put on the liberation of Jaffa by Etzel between the 25th to the 28th of April, 1948. The museum is in a structure that used to be part of the Manshia neighborhood (pre War of Independence). The structure was built in 1900 by a Jewish business man. After he passed away, the house was used by Arabs for living and trade. The structure was on the border of Jewish Neve Zedek and Arab Jaffa during the War of Independence. The structure was used by the Arabs to protect themselves during the battles. On Passover 1948, the Etzel set to liberate Jaffa and 41 soldiers were killed. At the end of the 1970's, former Etzel members, led by David Elazar, asked the city of Tel Aviv to build a memorial there for the fallen soldiers. The museum opened in 1983 and Menahem Begin attended the opening ceremony.

General Information

Opening hours: Sun-Thur 8:00-16:00

Price: Adult- 15 NIS Student/Senior Citizen 10 NIS

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