What is Haganah?

  • (noun): 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 Israel Defense Force.

Haganah

Haganah (Hebrew: "The Defense", ההגנה HaHagana) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, which later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces.

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Haganah - Pal-Heib Unit
... Bedouins of Tuba formed an alliance with the Haganah defending Jewish communities in the Upper Galilee against Syria ... Some were part of a Pal-Heib unit of the Haganah ...
Jewish Military History - Jewish Palestine - Haganah
... The Haganah (Hebrew "The Defense", ההגנה) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948 ... The predecessor of Haganah was Ha-Shomer (השומר, The Guild of Watchman) established in 1907 ... for protection from these gangs, the Jewish leadership created the Haganah to protect their farms and Kibbutzim ...
Lajjun - History - 1948 War
... It was first assaulted by the Haganah on April 13, during the battle around kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek ... ALA commander Fawzi al-Qawuqji claimed Jewish forces ("Haganah") had attempted to reach the crossroads at Lajjun in an outflanking operation, but the attack failed ... York Times reported that twelve Arabs were killed and fifteen wounded during that Haganah offensive ...
Causes Of The 1948 Palestinian Exodus - Psychological Warfare - Intimidation
... Yoav Gelber considers that the "Haganah, IZL and LHI's retaliations terrified the Arabs and hastened the flight" ... According to Pappé the Haganah engaged in what it called "violent reconnaissance" "Special units of the Haganah would enter villages looking for 'infiltrators' (read 'Arab volunteers') and ...
The Sergeants Affair - Reactions in Palestine
... The army and Haganah searched intensively for the bodies, but had not found them by the end of the day ... Fearing that the mine they had planted might injure a Haganah patrol, the Irgun telephoned the Netanya town council, giving the location of the bodies and a warning about the mine ... The council called upon the residents not to believe false rumors and Haganah men stood in the central bus station to prevent people from leaving the city ...