Yiftach Brigade

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Emblem of the brigade

The Yiftach Brigade (also known as the Yiftah Brigade, the 11th Brigade in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War) was an Israeli infantry brigade. It included two Palmach battalions (the 1st and 7th), and later also the 2nd, which was transferred from the Negev Brigade.

The Palmach memorial website records 274 of its members being killed whilst in the Yiftach Brigade.

Yiftach Brigade parading in Haifa. April 1949
Yiftach Brigade Second Battalion on parade marking first anniversary of the occupation of Haifa
Yiftach Brigade Memorial near Beit Kama

Military operations[edit]

The Yiftach Brigade participated in the following Israeli military operations:


The memorial for the fallen soldiers of the Yiftach Brigade is situated in the northern Negev north of Rahat near zomet and kibbutz Beit Kama at Road 40.

See also[edit]