Samiksha Jaiswal

1944 in Mandatory Palestine

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1944 in Mandatory Palestine

Events in the year 1944 in the British Mandate of Palestine.



  • High Commissioner - Sir Harold MacMichael until 30 August; John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
  • Emir of Transjordan - Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
  • Prime Minister of Transjordan - Tawfik Abu al-Huda until 15 October; Samir al-Rifai
  • Events

  • 1 February - The Irgun proclaims a revolt against the British mandatory government.
  • 27 February - The Irgun bombs the income tax offices.
  • 15 March - World War II: Hannah Szenes and two male colleagues are parachuted by the British into Yugoslavia and join a partisan group.
  • 1 May - The British mandatory government restricts the immigration of Jews to Palestine.
  • 8 1 August - Fourth Assembly of Jewish Representatives elections held.

  • 8 August - Lehi members attempt to assassinate the High Commissioner, Sir Harold MacMichael.
  • 30 August – Sir John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort assumes office as the High Commissioner of Palestine.
  • 20 September - World War II: The Jewish Brigade group of the British Army is established.
  • 19 October - Irgun and Lehi members are deported by the Mandate authorities to internment camps in Africa.
  • November - The founding of the city Giv'at Shmuel.
  • 6 November - Lord Moyne, the British minister of state in the Middle East, is assassinated by Lehi members in Cairo.
  • 7 November - World War II: Hannah Szenes is executed in Hungary by a German firing squad.
  • Notable births

  • 6 January - Yair Rosenblum, Israeli composer (died 1996)
  • 18 March - Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, 15th Chief of Staff of the IDF
  • 4 April – Yehudit Naot, Israeli scientist and politician (died 2004)
  • 4 April - Alex Odeh, Palestinian Christian and Arab-American activist (died 1985)
  • 9 April - Leila Khaled, Palestinian Arab, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who is best known for hijacking airplanes
  • 20 May - Matan Vilnai, Israeli politician and former Major General in the IDF
  • 26 May - Israel Segal, Israeli writer and journalist (died 2007)
  • 10 June - Yona Wallach, Israeli poet (died 1985)
  • 16 June - Avigdor Kahalani, former Israeli politician and former Brigadier General in the IDF
  • 26 August - Ron Huldai, Israeli politician, former IAF fighter pilot and the current mayor of Tel Aviv
  • 1 October - Dror Kashtan, Israeli football manager
  • Full date unknown
  • Yasser Abed Rabbo, Palestinian Arab politician, member of the PLO executive
  • Notable deaths

  • 2 August - Berl Katznelson (born 1887), Russian-born Labor Zionist leader and journalist.
  • 7 November - Hannah Szenes (born 1921), Hungarian-born Palestinian Jewish poet, who served as a paratrooper during World War II for the British Army.
  • 18 November - Enzo Sereni (born 1905), Italian-born Palestinian Jew, who served as a paratrooper during World War II for the British Army.
  • References

    1944 in Mandatory Palestine Wikipedia

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