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Eliyahu Hakim ( ; 1925-22 March 1945) was a member of the Lehi executed in Egyptmarker for the assassination of Lord Moyne, the Britishmarker Minister Resident in the Middle East.

Born in Beirutmarker, Hakim moved to Mandatory Palestine with his family when he was seven. He grew up in the port city of Haifamarker. As a teenager, he joined the Lehi (also known as the Stern Gang), but volunteered for the British Army during World War II. Posted to Cairomarker, Hakim deserted in order to continue his anti-British activities on behalf of the Lehi. He gained a reputation as a daring fighter who participated in many brazen attacks, including the failed assassination attempt against Harold MacMichael, the British High Commissioner for Palestine in 1944.

On November 6, 1944, Hakim and Eliyahu Bet-Zuri assassinated Lord Moyne in Cairo. They were caught immediately and put on trial before a military court. They were both hanged in Cairo on 22 March 1945, singing Hatikvah, the Zionist anthem, on the gallows.

Their remains were brought to Israelmarker in 1975 and reburied on Mount Herzlmarker with full military honors.

A street is named after him in the French Carmelmarker neighborhood of Haifamarker.



  • Gerold Frank, The Deed: The Assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, Simon and Shuster, 1963.

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