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(Getting Israel Together)

The 'underground' responded quickly. On May 4, 1947, the Etzel staged its most daring operation. Its members attacked the seemingly impregnable fortress at Acco, and organized a prisoner escape. Some 20 Jews succeeded in escaping. Although the British carried out immediate reprisals, the escape caused a tremendous loss of face.

The raid on the Acco prison was a large and complex operation. Menachem Begin, the leader of the Etzel and subsequent Prime Minister of Israel, remembered it this way:


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