Legendary Israeli General Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben-Gal Dead at 80

Ben-Gal, credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria in 1973, was 'one of the few who, by virtue of their actions, shaped the IDF, the armored corps and our combat doctrine,' Defense Minister Ya'alon says.

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Avigdor "Yanush" Ben-Gal, one of Israel's most respected generals and the man credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria during the 1973 Yom Kippur war, died on Saturday at the age of 80.