Violent conflicts involving the Yishuv

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Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the Yishuv was involved in several armed conflicts as part of the Intercommunal conflict in Mandatory Palestine:

Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Combatant 3 Results
1920 Nebi Musa riots - Arab rioters incited by several leaders United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine Creation of the Haganah
1921 Jaffa riots - Arab rioters United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine Haycraft Commission of Inquiry, Churchill White Paper
1929 Hebron–Safed riots Betar1.jpg Betar[1]
Haganah Symbol.svg Haganah
Arab rioters incited by Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, Supreme Muslim Council United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine Radicalization of both Jewish and Arab communities in Palestine, Shaw Report, Hope Simpson Royal Commission, Passfield white paper
1933 Palestine riots - Arab rioters United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine The British police forces successfully dispersed the rioters.
1936–1939 Arab revolt Jewish National Council Yishuv Arab Higher Committee (1936–October 1937)
  • Local rebel factions (fasa'il)
  • Volunteers from Arab world

Central Committee of National Jihad in Palestine (October 1937–1939)

  • Bureau of the Arab Revolt in Palestine (late 1938–1939)

Society for the Defense of Palestine

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of the British Army.svg British Army

Palestine Police Force
Jewish Settlement Police
Jewish Supernumerary Police
Special Night Squads


  • NDF (from 1937)
    • Arab "peace bands"
Revolt suppressed, creation of the Irgun, White Paper of 1939 which seriously limited Jewish immigration and Jewish purchase of lands in Palestine
1944–1947 Jewish insurgency Haganah Symbol.svg Haganah
Palmach
Irgun
Lehi
United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine British withdrawal and independence of Israel
1947–1948 Civil War Haganah Symbol.svgHaganah
Palmach
Irgun
Lehi
Foreign Volunteers
All-Palestine Protectorate Army of the Holy War
Arab League Arab Liberation Army
United Kingdom United Kingdom military forces in Palestine 1948 Palestinian exodus, Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries and Israeli Declaration of Independence which led to the start of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War

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