Hos, Dov

(1894–1940)
   Labour Zionist leader. Hos was brought to Palestine from Byelorussia in 1906, at the age of twelve, and graduated from the Herzliah Gymnazia. At the outbreak of World War I he joined the Turkish army and reached officer rank. For helping in the defence of Jewish settlements he was court-martialled and condemned to death, in absentia, but eluded capture and joined the Jewish Legion. After the war Hos was among the founders of the labour party, Achdut Avoda, the Histadrut and the Haganah. He represented the labour movement several times at British Labour Party conferences. He also served on the Tel Aviv municipal council and became deputy mayor in 1935. In 1940 he was killed in a car accident together with his wife, a sister of Moshe SHARETT, and his daughter.

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