Truce Between Zionists and British Ends

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A truce between Zionists and the British military ends when Zionist terrorists blow up the Haifa district police station, killing four people and injuring 140. The terrorist attack came from Lehi (Lohamei Herut Israel, "Fighters for the Freedom of Israel"), more commonly known in English as the Stern Gang founded by Avraham ("Yair") Stern.

Although Lehi is the smallest of all the militant and terrorist Zionist groups, it's also the most radical, becoming responsible for a large number of violent and deadly attacks. Future Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir is a member of Lehi and in the 1980s the Isreali military creates an award ribbon in honor of the actions of the group.

Other terrorist groups are founded around particular political and/or economic ideologies, but for Lehi the central organizing principles are the opposition to imperialism, to the presence of foreign troops on land they regard as theirs, and to the rule of foreign powers over a people they believe should have self-rule.

Even if British rule were completely benevolent, Lehi would advocate violent resistance simply based on these principles.

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