Yehoshua Cohen

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Person.png Yehoshua Cohen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born22 June 1922
Died8 August 1986 (Age 64)
Known forMurder of Count Folke Bernadotte
Member of a 3 man Stern Gang team dispatched by Yitzhak Shamir in September 1948 to kill Count Folke Bernadotte. He was the man who fired the fatal shots that killed both Folke Bernadotte and French Colonel Andre Serot who was travelling with him in the ambushed car

Yehoshua Cohen, was a leading member of the Zionist Stern Gang.


In September 1948 he was one of a three-man team dispatched by its then operational commander Yitzhak Shamir to kill the UN Palestine Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte. In the late 1950s he admitted to his Kibbutz neighbour David Ben-Gurion, who was Israeli prime minister at the time of the killing and had suffered severe international embarrassment over it, that he had fired the fatal shots. [1]

Cohen also trained the two man team that killed Lord Moyne, British Minister of State in the Middle East, in November 1944.[2]


  1. Bar-Zohar, Ben-Gurion, 316–17 (Hebrew). Regev, Prince of Jerusalem, 100. Quoted in Bergman, Ronen. Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations (p. 632). John Murray Press. Kindle Edition.
  2. Wikipedia page

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