1924 in Mandatory Palestine

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The following lists events that happened during 1924 in the British Mandate of Palestine.



  • 24 April - The football team "Hapoel Haifa" is established, the first football team to belong to the "Hapoel" sport association.
  • 17 October - The HaNoar HaOved ("The Working Youth") movement is founded by Palestinian Jewish youth working to defend their rights. The name of the movement was changed in 1959 to "HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed" ("The Working and Studying Youth").
  • 13 December - The founding of Herzliya, initially a semi-cooperative farming community (moshava), near the central Mediterranean coast of the country.

Unknown dates[edit]

  • Collective Responsibility Ordenance issued giving powers of collective punishment in rural areas. Introduced to combat feuding between communities. The powers included application of fines and demolition of houses.[1]
  • The founding of the moshav Magdiel, one of the four original communities of Jewish agriculturalists that combined in 1964 to form Hod Hasharon.
  • The founding of the agricultural settlement Bnei Brak by Rabbi Yitzchok Gerstenkorn and a group of Polish chasidim.

Notable births[edit]

  • 24 January - Rabbi Hayim David HaLevi, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv (died 1998).
  • 24 February - Ted Arison, Israeli-American businessman (died 1999).
  • 15 June - Ezer Weizman, seventh President of Israel (died 2005).
  • 13 September - Israel Tal, Israeli general (died 2010).
  • 17 December - Yohai Ben-Nun, sixth commander of the Israeli Navy (died 1994).

Notable deaths[edit]


  1. ^ Shepherd, Naomi (1999) Ploughing Sand. British Rule in Palestine 1917-1948. John Murray. ISBN 0-7195-5707 0. p.197