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PALMACHPlugot Machatz (Strike Companies, Israeli Freedom Fighters)
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It would contain every detail it is possible to collect, locate, and obtain about each and every one of the human beings who died in the Palmach and IDF raids, every certificate documenting Hunin's refugees, who are now scattered throughout camps in Lebanon and in European cities of refuge.
Excluding the activities of the Palmach (an acronym for Plugot Mahatz, meaning "Strike Forces"), Haganah, which had as many as 50,000 militants in 1936, mainly tried to defend the Palestinian land and villages they occupied.
The last flame that the Palmach sparked before it became
(50) In the same vein, the origins of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) may be traced to the clandestine air services maintained by the Haganah and the Palmach, the paramilitary organizations established by Jewish settlers in Britain's Palestine Mandate in between the two World Wars.
During the war, he served in a kibbutz unit of the Palmach based on Kibbutz Mayan Baruch.
With a membership of 60,000 Zionist Jews, the Haganah had a field army of 16,000 trained men and a unit called the Palmach, which was a full-time force, numbering about 6,000.
In 1948, Sassoon left to fight in the Israeli War of Independence for the Palmach (Israeli army).
Efrat Ben-Ze'ev analyses the lifting of the silence over the Palmach, the Special Forces involved in the Zionist revolution in 1948.
Formed in 1948, the core of the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) officers came from the Palmach, the Haganah's elite commando force during the British Mandate in Palestine.
The Palmach was formed to perform commando missions.
Then, on October 5, 1973, he delivered a warning directly to Zvi Zamir, a Polish-born veteran of the Palmach, the elite fighting force of the Haganah, and the 1948-49 war who was the Mossad's director, that war was imminent.
In 1946, I was a member of the Palmach, a Jewish underground commando unit that pressured the British to allow Jews who escaped Nazi-ravaged Europe to settle into what would become Israel.