Operation Gideon

Operation Gideon

Military Operation
Operation Gideon
Start Date
10 May 1948
End Date
15 May 1948
Zionist Unit(s)
Golani Brigade
Arab Unit(s)

Operation Gideon was the code name given to the expulsion of the inhabitants of the Baysan Valley. It was implemented by the Haganah's Golani Brigade between 10 and 15 May 1948, just before the establishment of the state of Israel. It is possible that the Irgun Zvai Leumi also took part in this offensive, since it announced on 14 May that it had taken five Arab villages in the north.


Selected bibliography

The New York Times. 14 May 1948, 15 May 1948.

Morris, Benny. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978, p. xv, 75, 105-57.

al-Qawuqji, Fawzi. "Memoirs, 1948. Part One.Journal of Palestine Studies I (4): 27-58. "Memoirs, 1948. Part Two.Journal of Palestine Studies II (1): 3-33, 1972 pp. 35-36.