Remains of Wartime Fallen Found at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

By Hana Levi Julian

In the Bell Outpost at Ramat Rachel, there are human remains from decades ago — in fact, more than half a century ago — according to ZAKA personnel who were called to the site.ZAKA

The Bell Outpost was Jordanian, situated at the western edge of the Arab village of Sur Baher about 800 meters from Kibbutz Ramat Rachel.

The outpost controlled the area south of Jerusalem from the War of Independence in 1948 until the Six Day War in 1967. It was during that war the Jerusalem Brigade fought a fierce battle to capture the site from the Jordanian Legionnaires, and thus remove that threat from Jerusalem.

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