1962 in Israel

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Events in the year 1962 in Israel.



Senior German Nazi general Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel
  • 16 March – Operation Swallow: Following a series of Syrian attacks on Israeli fishermen in the Sea of Galilee, IDF forces raid Syrian posts in the village of Nokyeab. During the operation 30 Syrian and seven Israeli soldiers are killed.[1]
  • 22 March – Adolf Eichmann began an appeal to an Israeli court, as his lawyer, Robert Servatius sought to spare Eichmann from the death sentence ordered in his 1961 war crimes conviction.[2] The verdict would be upheld, and Eichmann would be executed on 31 May.[3]
  • 31 May – Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, one of the main people responsible for the actual implementation of the Final Solution Plan, is executed by hanging in Israel. Eichmann is the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1962 include:

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

The most prominent Palestinian fedayeen terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1962 include:

  • 12 April - Armed Palestinian Arab militants, who infiltrated into Israel, fired on an Egged bus on the way to Eilat; one passenger was wounded.
  • 30 September - Two armed Palestinian Arab militants, who infiltrated into Israel, attacked an Egged bus on the way to Eilat. No one was wounded.

Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets

The most prominent Israeli military counter-terrorism operations (military campaigns and military operations) carried out against Palestinian militants during 1962 include:

Unknown dates[edit]

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Major public holidays[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samuel Katz, Israeli Elite Units since 1948 (Osprey Publishing, 23 June 1988) p24
  2. ^ "Eichmann Begs for Mercy", Milwaukee Journal, 23 March 1962, p2
  3. ^ Ron Christenson, Political Trials in History: From Antiquity to the Present (Transaction Publishers, 1991) p121

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