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Definition(s):

  • (n) the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force

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  1. In an interview by Ari Shavit (Ha'aretz, 09 January 2004) Morris said; "In the months of April-May 1948, units of Haganah were given operational orders that stated explicitly that they were to uproot the villagers, expel them and destroy the...
    on Jul 6, 2006 By: Benny Morris Source: Online Journal

  2. In his book A History of Modern Palestine, Pappe writes: "The Arab governments fielded about 25,000 troops, and as the war went on raised the number to 100,000. Similar numbers were deployed by the Jewish community, including both the Haganah and...
    on Jul 11, 2005 By: Ilan Pappe Source: MehrNews.com

  3. "She showed me bullet holes in her house," Suleiman says. "She had brought stuff from Beirut on her honeymoon, and then the Haganah arrived and started to take it. I said, 'I'm gonna take revenge for you.'"
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Elia Suleiman Source: The Guardian

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