Medal of Valor of the Israel Prison Service

Hebrew name: Itur Hagvura

Awarded for an act of supreme heroism in the line of duty, at the risk of life. Awarded by the Minister of Internal Security, upon recommendation by the Prison Commissioner.


Original Design

The designer of the medal was Nathan Karp. The original medal is a silver disc of 39 mm diameter and weight 25 gr., showing a stylized candelabra and the emblem of the Prison Service between two olive branches. The medals were first minted by Kretschmer of Jerusalem and issued by the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation, in 1975.

Medal: silver medal without silver mark but with serial number (here covered).

Clasp: Dimensions 45.2 x 14 mm. Silver mark 925 on the lower right corner.

Ribbon is red and blue, width 40 mm.


  Current design

The current medal shows the new symbol of the Prison Service