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Altalena plaque

The altalena affair is an interesting part of israeli history. The ship was filled with weapons for the irgun group -a jewish paramilitary group headed by Begin. The Israel defence forces (idf headed ...

The altalena affair is an interesting part of israeli history. The ship was filled with weapons for the irgun group -a jewish paramilitary group headed by Begin. The Israel defence forces (idf headed by ben gurion) confiscated the ship as its cargo would violate the first 1948 arab-israeli truce and make the irgun more powerfull within the jewish state. 18 men were killed in the struggle. Interesting detail: the inital plaque had a spelling mistake. It said: invaged arab armies. It has been corrected as one can see on this picture

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