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Former Likud minister Haim Corfu dies, 94

Haim Corfu, a former Likud MK and minister of transportation, dies at age 94.

Corfu was born in Jerusalem in an ultra-Orthodox family. At age 16 he joined the Etzel movement. He also played soccer for Beitar Jerusalem.

Corfu was behind several attacks against officials in the British mandate. When captured, he was exiled to Sudan and lived there and in Kenya. He only returned to Israel with the establishment of the state in 1948.

Corfu was a Jerusalem city council member from 1967 to 1969 and in late October 1969 was appointed a Knesset member for Herut, the party from which Likud later evolved. He was an MK until 1992 and served as transportation minister in the 10th and 11th Knessets.

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