Operation Makkabi

Operation Makkabi

Military Operation
Operation Makkabi
Start Date
08 May 1948
End Date
31 May 1948
Zionist Unit(s)
Giv'ati Brigade
Sheva' Brigade
Har'el Brigade
Arab Unit(s)

Operation Makkabi was one of several small operations (Har'el, Yevussi, Makkabi, Ben-Nun, and Yoram) from mid-April into early June that aimed at occupying the strategic village of al-Latrun. Operation Makkabi resulted in the occupation of a number of other villages in the Jerusalem corridor, and Khirbat Bayt Far was probably among them.


Selected bibliography

Israeli Ministry of Defense. Toldot Milchemet ha-Qomemiyyut [The History of the War of Independence]. Tel Aviv: Marakhot, 1959, pp. 205-11.

Morris, Benny. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978, p. 75, 113.