Yosef Lishansky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Yosef Lishansky

Ukrainian-born British spy

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1890

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 16-Dec-1917

Profession: spy

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Yosef Lishansky

  • Yosef Lishansky (Hebrew: ???? ????????; 1890 – 16 December 1917) was a Jewish paramilitary and a spy for the British in Ottoman Palestine.
  • Upon his arrival in Palestine, Lishansky sought to join HaShomer but, denied membership, he founded a rival organization, HaMagen.
  • Several years later, he joined the Jewish espionage organization, Nili.
  • Lishansky was wanted by the Ottomans for his activities and was betrayed by HaShomer when he sought refuge with them.
  • He escaped capture several times, but was eventually caught and sentenced to death in Damascus.

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