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This monument marks The Acre Prison Break in, what was then, the British Mandate of Palestine
On April 19, 1947, four members of a Jewish underground group called “Irgun”,
who had been captured by the British, were hanged in Acre Prison.
On May 4, 1947, the Irgun broke through the walls of Acre Prison
& freed 28 members of their group & another group.
214 Arab prisoners also escaped.
- The Acre Prison Break Monument
Five of those involved were captured.
Three were hanged, & two minors were given life sentences.
In response to the executions two British sergeants, who had been taken hostage, were killed.