Shomron, Dan

▪ 2009

      Israeli military leader

born 1937, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaʿacov, British Palestine [now in Israel]

died Feb. 26, 2008, Raʿanana, Israel
planned and led the daring rescue of more than 100 Israeli and other Jewish airline passengers who had been hijacked by Palestinian and German militants at the airport in Entebbe, Ugan., in July 1976. Shomron enlisted as a paratrooper in 1955 and fought in the Sinai after the Suez Crisis of 1956. During the Six-Day War in 1967, Shomron commanded a unit and was the first paratrooper to reach the Suez Canal. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1974. In 1979–83, as head of the army's southern command, he oversaw the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula. He served as army chief of staff in 1987–91. Shomron was called out of retirement in 2006 to head a military inquiry into the Israeli war against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon; the report was critical of the conduct of the war.

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