Levy, who was a resident of Beit Alfa in the Beit Shean Valley, was hospitalized 10 days ago following a stroke, and has since lapsed into a coma. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Several years ago, Levy suffered his first stroke and was hospitalized at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. Since then, he had been confined to a wheelchair but continued to be in the public eye, and even served as an advisor to a large Israel transportation corporation.
Nicknamed 'Moishe and a half' because of his height, Levy was the first IDF chief of staff to begin his career in the IDF as opposed to as a member of pre-1948 Jewish militias. Levy was born in Tel Aviv to Iraqi immigrants toIsrael. He was drafted into the IDF in 1954 serving first in the Golani brigade and later in the paratroopers.
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