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The Battle of Mishmar Hayarden

Mishmar HaYarden was a moshava (a Jewish settlement not aligned with socialist parties) that was established in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel during the First Aliyah. It was destroyed during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. The Syrian army attacked the settlement during the Israeli War of Independence, on 6 June 1948, but the attack was repulsed. The settlement was attacked again on 10 June and  after house-to-house fighting the moshava was captured and destroyed. Fourteen residents and defenders of the moshava were killed. A small number of survivors fell captive to the Syrians and remained as prisoners of war for thirteen months. Survivors claim that reinforcements were not sent to aid the defenders due to the political alignment of the moshava. On 20 July 1949 at the end of the war, the area returned to control of Israel as part of the cease-fire, but the moshava was not rebuilt because of the “cease-fire” status of the area. Kibbutz Gadot, aligned with socialist parties, was later built on this land despite the “cease-fire” status. The workers’ moshav (New) Mishmar HaYarden was established nearby.

Park Mishmar Hayarden

Mishmar Hayarden
Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden

 

 

Mishmar Hayarden IDF Memorial

Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden
Old Mishmar Hayarden

 

 

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