The Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum

Yoav Fortress is one of 36 police stations which the British built during the 1936–1939 Arab Revolt. It used to be known as the "Iraq Suedan" Police Station after the Arab village next to which it was built. During the Israeli War of Independence, the Egyptian Army advanced and captured the site, which controlled the road to the Negev and Kibbutz Negba that is situated at its feet. During the Yoav Operation, the Egyptian Army was defeated and the site was captured by the IDF. The Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum tells about the cooperation between the IDF and those who defended the area and documents the history of the Givati Division and its operations during the Israeli War of Independence. At the Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum one can find a display of weapons that were used by the Egyptian army as opposed to those used by the Israeli Forces, vehicles that were used in the battles, a lookout tower, an interactive quiz about the history and present of the Givati Division and a description of the training courses of Givati soldiers today. In addition to the museum one can find here the memorial site for the fallen soldiers of the Givati Division which includes a wall with the names of the fallen soldiers, personal letters and a computerized information database. The Fortress is named after the Palmach fighter, Yitzhak Dubno, Negba's battles fallen commander, whose nickname was Yoav. At the Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum guidance for visitors is provided. It is possible to prearrange guidance in various languages.

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Opening hours of the Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum:
Sunday -Thursday: 9 am – 3 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: for groups with advance booking only
The Yoav Fortress and Givati Museum Phone: +(972) 8-6611315
Address: Near Kibbutz Sde Yoav
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