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Haganah

A secret society formed by Jews in Palestine in 1920 to defend themselves against attacks by Arabs. It formed the nucleus of the eventual Israeli army.
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Noun1.Haganah - the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Abbasi's research is based on primary and secondary sources from the British National Archives, Hagana Archives, Central Zionist Archives, and local Arab newspapers from the time.
This work provides a history of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Palestinian Police Force (PPF), from 1920 to 1948, during the period of the British Mandate for Palestine, when the CID operated as the major intelligence service of the Mandatory government in its conflicts with Arab rioters, the Jewish Hagana, and other underground groups, as well as against the Nazis and Communists.
He oversaw arms purchases and manpower in the Hagana, the Zionist fighting force, before Israel's establishment.
The modern MAGC developed from the legal service of the Hagana, a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine (1920-48).
(45) The first biannual course that took place in Efal College lasted twenty-five weeks and included thirteen students who were part of the kibbutzim elite, including Zivia Lubetkin, who was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Group; Uri Brener, Deputy Commander of the Palmach (the elite striking force of the Hagana); and Nahum Golan, who commanded the Golani Brigade during the War of Independence.
The main focus of the book is on how the city fell in 1948 into the hands of the Israeli army, which was then known as "Hagana", and became part of Israel.
One such band was the curiously named Unknown Hagana whose grunge-inspired set certainly struck a chord.
Druding his address at the graduation of the Armed forces New Recruitment of the 5th Infantry Division in Al Obied Haroun lauded the Hagana Forces fight for defending the homeland and preserve gains of the nation, he indicated that the graduated batch is an extension of the nations heros and has commended the batch's good preparation.
MP Ahmed Hagana Mohamed described the road which links Khartoum to Gezira state capital city of Wad Madani as well as 7 other states as the "death road", calling for widening it to reduce traffic accidents.