46 years later, Eichmann captors get honored

Thursday, November 09, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Better late than never, the Ministerial Committee on Ceremonies and Honors has decided that Israel will conduct an official ceremony where a special honor will be given to everyone who participated in the capturing of Nazi criminal Adolph Eichmann and bringing him to justice in Israel.

It seems that 46 years after the heroic operation conducted by the Israeli Mossad, the state has never thanked the agents who participated in the abduction and everyone who helped them: 31 people, including 11 agents on Argentinean soil where Eichmann was captured.

The suggestion was brought up by Minister of Senior Affairs Rafi Eitan who was himself one of the commanders of the operation.

Out of the 31 people who were involved in the operation, half have already passed away, and those who are alive are over the age of 80.

Chairman of the committee Minister Jacob Edery has accepted Eitan’s recommendation and brought it to the approval of the committee.

Minister Eitan said that as far as he is concerned he has come full circle, and this is an amendment of an historical mistake which was never corrected.

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