Mattityahu Peled

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Maj. Gen. Mattityahu ("Matti") Peled (1923-1995) was a military commander and politician. From November 1956 to March 1957, when Israeli occupied Gaza during its invasion of Sinai, Peled was the military commander in the strip. In 1967, he was a hawk who demanded that Israel start a war against the Arabs but, two years later, he quit the army because he felt the conflict should have been used to start a peace process. In the 1970s, he was one of the first to advocate a two state solution.

Interestingly, he was a member of the Canaanite movement in his youth -- see the bio of Yonatan Ratosh for more details.

He married Zeeva Katznelson, a daughter of Avraham Katznelson, in 1946.

Who's who in world Jewry, Harry Schneiderman and Itzhak J. Carmin, Pitman Pub. Corp., 1978, page 726:
Peled, Matityahu, Israel, army officer; b. Pal., July 20, 1923; s. Barucb and Sarah (Ruminik) Ifland; attended: U. of London, 1946-47; Heb. U., Jerusalem, 1961-62; m. Zeeva Katznelson, Aug. 8, 1946; children: Yoav, Nurith, Asnath, Abraham. Colonel, IDF. since 1959, military gov., Gaza Strip, 1957, military commander, Jerusalem dist., 1957-59. Office: Headquarters, Israel Defence Forces.

His children include Yoav, Nurit and Miko Peled.

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