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The Palmach Operations within the Jewish Resistance Movement

The Palmach operations within the Jewish Resistance Movement were essentially intended to serve the political struggle. For that reason, they were not part of a succession of operations, but were set as a series of separate operations, singles out for each target for its date of execution.

The Palmach operations within the Jewish Resistance Movement were essentially intended to serve the political struggle. For that reason, they were not part of a succession of operations, but were set as a series of separate operations, singles out for each target for its date of execution. The fundamental limitations that stemmed from the Palmach's operation as an illegal force, functioning in underground conditions and fearing dismantlement by the authority, also dictated the nature and scope of its operation. Influenced by the defense strategy of the Hagana organization, these operations were planned to gain temporary and focused advantage in the attacked target. The chosen targets were sensitive areas for the British rule, and at times carried political significance in the Yishuv's struggle for its right to immigration and settlement.


The Break into the Atlit Detention Camp
Bombing the Police Stations in Giv'at-Olga and Sidna-Ali
The Attacks on the Radar Station on Mt. Carmel
Attacking the "Police Mobile Force" (P.M.F) stations
"Wingate Night" Operation "Nachshon"
The Background for the Birya Affair
Operation "Markolet" ('Night of the Bridges')
Operation "Markolet" ('Night of the Bridges') the attacked bridges
The Night of the Trains (Operation Party)

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The Beginning of the Palmach
Struggle against the British
The War of Independence
Dismantling of the Palmach
Palmach and the Settlements
The Palmach's Military Thinking
Units and Organizational Structure
Female Palmach Members
Culture and Folklore
Palmach Contribution and Legacy