[ hah-gah-nah ]
/ hɑ gɑˈnɑ /


the underground Jewish militia in Palestine (1920–48) that became the national army of Israel after the partition of Palestine in 1948.

Origin of Haganah

< Modern Hebrew hagana literally, defense, Hebrew həgannāh
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