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September 16, 2014 11:04 am

Ex-Mossad Chief Yitzhak Hofi Dies Aged 87

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Associated Press – Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country’s daring 1976 commando rescue raid in Uganda, has died. He was 87.

Hofi fought in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948 and rose through the ranks to become head of the northern command during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. He was regarded as one of the few top officers who warned of the threat of a surprise Arab attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

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