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  • 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

  • Benny Morris in Online Journal
    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...
  • Ilan Pappe in MehrNews.com
    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...
  • Elia Suleiman in The Guardian
    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.'"

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