Operation "Ha-Har" (The Mountain) is also mentioned at the memorial site of the Sixth Battalion of the Palmach-Harel Brigade Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Yitzhak Rabin Park
Symbol of the Harel Palmach Brigade The location where Operation "Ha-Har" began
During the second truce, July 19, 1948, October 19, 1948, the Palmach-Harel fighters planned a major operation to occupy the Hebron Mountains and Bethlehem, thus removing the siege imposed by the Jordanians. And the Egyptians over Israeli Jerusalem to conquer it in the War of Independence.
At the end of the second truce in the area, on the evening of October 19, 1948, the Palmach-Harel fighters launched an attack on the Arab forces in the Judean Mountains and within four days conquered the Judean Mountains. hence.
These conquests marked the end of the Palmach-Harel operations in the Jerusalem mountains, thus ensuring the connection of Jerusalem to the State of Israel.