Yeshayahu Gavish

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Yeshayahu Gavish
Gavish 1967.jpg
Born (1925-08-25) 25 August 1925 (age 93)
Tel Aviv, Mandate Palestine
Service/branchIsrael Defense Forces
RankMajor General
Battles/warsWar of Independence, Six-Day War, War of Attrition, Yom Kippur War

Yeshayahu (Shaike) Gavish (Hebrew: ישעיהו גביש‎, August 25, 1925) is a retired Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Major General known for leading the IDF forces in the Sinai Peninsula front during the Six-Day War.

Military career[edit]

During 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Gavish fought in the Palmach under Yigal Allon.[1]

Between 1965-1969, he was chief commander of the Southern Israeli command.[2] During his military career, he led the Israeli offensive on the Egyptian forces in Sinai during the Six Day War. Although the ground campaign was very successful, his fellow generals Israel Tal; and Ariel Sharon, had received more praise than him.


  1. ^ Oren, Amir (26 July 2007). "Passed Over, Yet Again". Haaretz. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Veterans of 1967 conflict tell war stories at Knesset". The Jerusalem Post. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.