The Anglo-Israeli War over the Negev

  • Ilan Pappé
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Abstract

From the British point of view, the renewal of fighting after the end of the first truce was a disaster. The British had accurately predicted the outcome of this Arab initiative. When the fighting was resumed on 9 July, the Arabs were unsuccessful everywhere. In fact, in a matter of a few days (9–19 July) they had lost most of central and northern Palestine. A well-equipped Israeli army succeeded in capturing large Arab areas, mainly in western Galilee, including the town of Nazareth. This campaign was the last Syrian effort in the war; it resulted in a complete Syrian defeat. The other Arab forces which took part in the fighting, namely Al-Qawqji’s forces and the Syrian and Lebanese armies, were driven out of Palestine.’

Keywords

Assure Military Position Arena Egypt Defend 

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Copyright information

© Paul Turner and Glyn N. Volans 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilan Pappé
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Middle Eastern StudiesHaifa UniversityIsrael
  2. 2.Dayan CenterTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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