As a key member of legendary Unit 101, he was highly praised by Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan who described him as "the finest of our commando soldiers, the best soldier ever to emerge in the IDF".
Ariel Sharon described him as "the elite of the elite." His three-year military career was ended by injuries sustained in battle.
The character of Ari Ben-Canaan in Leon Uris's novel Exodus is generally believed to have been based on Har-Zion.
Picture: Meir Har-Zion (left) planning an operation with his commander, Arik Sharon (right)