תקציר

Palmach recruiters, who aspired to fill the required quota, as well as enlist people of the proper quality, turned to the working settlement. Since the date of establishment of the Palmach, May 15th 1941, the working settlements, the kibbutzim and moshavim had been a main recruitment source, though not an exclusive one, for the Palmach's command.

On the 15th of May 1941, the decision to found the Palmach - Striking Forces was made.
The Palmach was the Haganah's national recruitment force, and it required a recruitment system in order to enlist adequate manpower for instruction and command, and to man nine companies, with about 120 fighters in each company.
It soon became evident that there weren't sufficient resources to establish nine companies, therefore only six companies were founded at the initial stage.
Recruiters faced many difficulties filling the required quotas of volunteers even back at the initial Palmach establishment stage.
Palmach recruiters, who aspired to fill the required quota, as well as enlist people of the proper quality, turned to the working settlement.
Since the date of establishment of the Palmach, May 15th 1941, the working settlements, the kibbutzim and moshavim had been a main recruitment source, though not an exclusive one, for the Palmach's command. The Hachsharot Agreement, signed in July 1944, provided the Palmach with a constant source of organized and quality manpower. The agreement put at the Palmach's disposal the graduates of the pioneering youth movements, organized in groups, (most of them from the cities), who viewed working settlements as an ideal to be taught, and a goal to be realized.
The path to realization included training in the kibbutzim. Following the agreement, those groups were recruited into the Palmach's recuriting Hachsharot. The graduates of the youth movements and youth Aliyah that had completed service in the Palmach founded 36 new settlements and reinforced 32 existing settlements between the years 1944 and 1949.

נושאי משנה

Palmach – Settlement relations
Recruited Hachsharot

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Dismantling of the Palmach
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