Only Jewish officer in Moroccan army dies

Victor Ohayon, a lieutenant colonel in  the Moroccan army and a well-known figure at the Mohammed V military hospital in Rabat, has died. Report in the Times of Israel: 

Ohayon was the only officer of the Moroccan army of Jewish faith, according to the Moroccan daily newspaper l’Opinion. He was 71 years old and died on the night of Yom Kippur. He was buried in Rabat on Sunday.

Although retired, he was a specialist in internal medicine and director of the department within the hospital. He is said to be the only Jewish doctor to have received the highest military rank in the history of the Moroccan army.

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