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A Never-ending Conflict: A Guide to Israeli Military History by Mordechai Bar-On

By Mordechai Bar-On

Twelve Israeli historians and writers revisit the exterior and inner conflicts that experience characterised Israeli heritage to supply context, research, and classes for the longer term.

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In addition to military moves, limitations on civilian life, especially on Arab personal mobility, and traffic were imposed. To avoid being portrayed as vengeful by the propaganda media of the rebels, the military command took care to keep these limitations within reasonable bounds. " Essentially, he wished to restore British prestige by removing the rebel threat from the population by confiscating all illegal arms. In preparation for the reconquest of the "Old City" in Jerusalem, General Haining nominated General O'Conor as governor of that region.

SECOND PHASE The second phase of the revolt started on November 11 with the arrival of the Royal Investigation Commission, led by Lord Peel, in Jerusalem. The next day a festive opening session was held in the Government House, in the presence of many civil and military dignitaries. The appointment writ was read in the three official languages and the high commissioner blessed the Commission and wished it success. " 20 While the Commission was working on its final report, the army sought to utilize the truce in order to prepare a wide operational infrastructure for a comprehensive struggle against guerrilla and terror tactics.

At that point the Palestinian leadership, impressed by a call from several Arab monarchs and rulers, decided to call off, for the time being, the general strike. After 176 days, six thousand Moslems gathered for a special prayer in the Haram a Sharif in Jerusalem, at the end of which shops were reopened and public transport was resumed. The first phase of the revolt was over. The ending of this phase in the revolt came as a result of a number of factors. The strike began to boomerang and exacted heavy losses from the Palestinian population.

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