|6th Mayor of Haifa|
|Preceded by||Yeruham Zeisel|
|Succeeded by||Amram Mitzna|
20 November 1918|
|Died||28 October 2007
|Political party||Israeli Labor Party|
Gur'el was born in Warsaw, Poland, to parents Moshe and Tzila, and made aliyah in 1935. After arriving in Mandate Palestine, he joined the Haganah. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, he studied electrical engineering and worked in the establishment of telephone networks. From 1959 to 1968, he worked as a radio technician in the Haifa area and in northern Israel. Starting in 1968, he served as the General Director of the Ministry of Labour for ten years.
In 1978, Gur'el was elected mayor of Haifa, and was instrumental in establishing the cable car, as well as the promenade in the Bat Galim neighborhood. Also during his time in office, air purification stations were established, and the pedestrian mall on Nordau Street and the Louis Promenade in Merkaz HaCarmel were also built. His reign as mayor of Haifa is remembered by the numerous promenade streets and the funicular.
Gur'el published a number of articles on the topic of the absorption of electromagnetic rays from above the horizon.
- Sarah and Meir Aharoni (1993), The people and the events of Haifa and the surrounding area
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