Battle of Balaa

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Battle of Balaa
Part of 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine
Date3 September 1936
Result Rebel withdrawal; British claim victory
United Kingdom United Kingdom Palestine
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom J. V. Faviell (WIA)[1] Fawzi al-Qawuqji[1]
Units involved

Flag of the British Army.svg British Army

Transjordanian and Syrian volunteers[1]
Casualties and losses
3 killed, 5 wounded, two airplanes shot down[1] 8+ killed[1]

The Battle of Balaa took place on 3 September 1936, when Arab rebels ambushed a detachment of the British Army's Royal Lincolnshire Regiment near the village of Bal'a. The rebels, mostly well-disciplined and well-equipped Transjordanian and Syrian volunteers under Fawzi al-Qawuqji, put up a determined fight, killing at least 3 British soldiers and destroying two planes. In the end, the Arab militants retreated after an 8-hour firefight, with the British Army claiming victory.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Battle of Bala". Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. Retrieved 24 April 2017.