Shamgar, Meir

(1925- )
   Born in Danzig in 1925, he studied history and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and law at the Government Law School of London University. In the years leading to statehood, he was a member of the Irgun and was placed in administrative detention in British colonies in Africa. Returning to Palestine, he served in the Israel Defense Forces, attaining the rank of brigadier general. He served as military advocate general from 1961 to 1968. In 1967-68, he created the legal framework of the Israeli military government in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. From 1968 to 1975, he served as attorney general. Appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, he became president of the court in 1983. In 1994, he chaired the commission of inquiry into the killing of Palestinian worshipers in Hebron (the Hebron Massacre). He retired from the Supreme Court in August 1995. On 8 November 1995, he was appointed to head the state commission of inquiry into the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was the recipient of the 1996 Israel Prize for special contribution to the state and society.

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