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War of Independence (1948-1949)

When: May 15, 2018 to March 10, 2019
Summary: May 15, 1948 - March 10, 1949

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The war of Independence last about six months and was the most costly of human lives, resulting in 6,373 people killed in battle. Israel was at war with: Lebanon and Syria from the north; Iraq and Jordan from the east; and Egypt who was assisted by contingents from the Sudan from the south. Israel was also at war with the Palestinians and volunteers from Arab countries in the interior of the country. The final days brought about the birth of the IDF as well as the armistice agreement with Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria; creating Israel’s borders.