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Sign: Jerusalem - The "Foormans"

HaKeren HaKayemet Le-Israel St 1, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל ההגנה
סמל הפלמ"ח

בחדר הזה, בבניין המוסדות הלאומיים, פעלה מפקדת ה"פוּרמָנים", מלווי השיירות לירושלים במלחמת-העצמאות, אנשי הגדוד השישי - פלמ"ח (12.1947-3.1948).

הם היו פלמחאיות ופלמחאים - אנשי "הרזרבה הירושלמית" וצעירים מהכשרות הפלמ"ח בהתיישבות ומרַחבי הארץ.

עם פרוץ המערכה על ירושלים ועל הדרך אליה הם ליוו, תחת אש אויב, שיירות מזון, אספקה ונוסעים לעיר המכותרת. רבים שילמו בחייהם. יחד עם נהגי מוניות, משאיות ואוטובוסים, העניקו חיים לעיר הנצורה.

כאשר נחסמה הדרך אל העיר, צורפו ה"פורמנים" לחטיבת פלמ"ח-הראל ונטלו חלק בקרבות העקובים מדם לשחרור ירושלים.
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The sign is on the wall of the "Keren Hayesod" building, as seen in the following photo taken that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
"HaHagana" icon
Symbol of the Palmach

The "Foormans"
In this room, in the National Institutions building, was the headquarters of the Foormans, that accompanied the convoys to Jerusalem during the War of Independence, members of the Sixth Battalion - Palmach (12.1947-3.1948).

They were men and women of the Palmach - members of the "Jerusalem Reserve" and young people from the Palmach’s kibbutzim in the settlement and across the country.

When the campaign broke out on Jerusalem and on the way to it, they escorted, under enemy fire, food convoys, supplies and passengers to the city. Many have paid for their lives. Together with taxi drivers, trucks and buses, life was given to the besieged city.

When the road to the city was blocked, the "Foremen" joined the Palmach-Harel Brigade and took part in the bloody battles to liberate Jerusalem.

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