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The Kiryati Brigade (the 4th Brigade in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war) was formed in 1948 by David Ben-Gurion and was one of the original nine brigades that made up the Haganah. The Kiryati Brigade was initially responsible for securing the area in and around Tel Aviv. The brigade participated in several battles during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and also played a role in the Suez War.
Two of its original battalions were:
- 21st Kiryot Haganah battalion (commanded by Ben-Ami Pacter)
- 22nd Ironi Haganah battalion (commanded by Mordechai “Motke” Maklef ex-British Army company CO major of the Jewish Brigade) which consisted of 5 companies, one Palmakh company, as well as a contingent of the Guard Corps.
List of Israeli military operations that the Kiryati Brigade participated in
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