Makhteret

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MAKHTERET

Hebrew word meaning "underground," used to refer to groups like Etzel and Lohamei Herut Yisrael (LEHI) during the British Mandate. In addition it refers to a Jewish group (also known as "TNT," or Terror Neged Terror, "terror against terror") that in 1984 carried out five attacks against Palestinian mayors in the West Bank, then tried to blow up the Mosque of Omar in Jerusalem.

SEE ALSO British Mandate; Lohamei Herut Yisrael.