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    • 15.10.11 | 15:40 (IST)

    The Haganah was a group of Jews that formed in the wake of the Palestinian Arab riots killing Palestinian Jews in Jerusalem 1920. Followed by more killings in Jaffa 1921 and Hebron 1929. In the 30's the Irgun formed and split t from Haganah.. Both were designated “terrorist groups “ by the British military occupation of Palestine. Menachim Begin was an early leader of Irgun and was responsible for many attacks …but these attacks were on the British military and not the Arab populace. Later Begin got into politics and the Haganah and Irgun formed the IDF

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