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    • howiej
    • 24.10.07 | 07:32 (IST)

    Avramele could use a visit to the Jabotinsky House in Tel Aviv. Members of the Irgun had mostly integrated into the unified Haganah forces at the time of the Altalena affair. Begin wanted a small percentage of arms from the ship to go to Irgun forces in Jerusalem. I would imagine that once Ben Gurion knew that Begin was on the ship, he saw a way to eliminate a rival. The Haganah commander in charge of troops at the site of where the Altalena wanted to land refused the order to fire on the ship. Rabin and the Palmach were brought in to do the deed and the firing commenced. Begin ordered his men NOT to return fire and thus kill fellow Jews. Luckily Ben Gurion did not succeed in killing him.

    from the article: Barak: Politicians today tainted by pre-Rabin killing incitement
    First published 00:00 23.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.10.07
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