Dalet Plan

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Prepared in March 1948 by Colonel Yigal Yadin, this plan involved preparations for a number of actions against the Palestinian Arabs so as to "guarantee the security of the Jewish defense network." In effect the plan was a revised version of Haganah's contingency plan, devised in 1947, for defending the future Jewish state. According to Haganah, the plan was defensive in nature, though pro-Palestinian historians disagree, contending that the plan was the basis for the subsequent expulsion of Palestinians by Israeli forces.

SEE ALSO Arab-Israel War (1948);Haganah.