1968 – Continuing conflict

By Georgia Serlui (Chanicha)

On 20 December- Lieutenant-Colonel Zvi Ofer commmander of the elite Haruv unit, former military governor of Nablus and recipient of the Israel medal of valour for the 1962 Nuqeib operation in syria, is killed in action in Wadi Qelt, west of Jericho while in pursuit of militants who had crossed the Jordan river. The IDF Camp Ofer and Ofer Prison, both founded in 1968 are named after him.