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Givati infantry Brigade liberation of Ashkelon / Israel's 20th Anniversary commemoration medal, 1968: struck in silvered tombak; no maker mark; weight: 28.75g; size: 38mm. Obverse bears the Givati Brigade's emblem with legend "Assembly of the Givati Brigade Succot [Jewish holiday] 5729 15.X.68"; on reverse the official emblem of Israel's 20th Anniversary together with the city coat of arms of Ashkelon, and the legend in stylized letters "20 Years to the Liberation of Ashkelon". During the War of Independence the Egyptian Army operated in the region trying to spearhead a drive northwards to Tel Aviv; the Israeli Air Force attacked the city a number of times before it was freed on 4 November 1948 in operation "Yoav". In VF-EF.

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Israeli Army/IDF Givati Brigade Ashkelon

Estimate $50 - $90Oct 17
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