January 1, 1923
|Died||March 9, 1995
Yisrael Galil (Blashnikov) (1923–March 9, 1995), is best known for inventing the Galil assault rifle. He also helped create the Uzi submachine gun. He was known in the military by the nickname 'Father of the Rifle'.
Born in Mandatory Palestine in 1923, Galili served in the British Army in World War II. Following his discharge, he volunteered to work with the Haganah in weapons manufacture
Together with Ya'akov Lior he invented the Galil assault rifle, which is named for him. In 1973, he received Israel's security prize for this achievement.
- "Yisrael Galili, Weapons Inventor,dies at 72". New York Times. 1995-04-11. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
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