Exodus - Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary

Four days after the rescue, Ari leads the last Palmachniks available to augment Gan Dafna's defenses. Kassi outnumbers Ari three to one and has unlimited ammunition, artillery supportand potential reinforcements, but he lacks military training. Ari sets mines to force the Arabs into a narrow ravine leading to Gan Dafna and decimates them with machine gun fire. Firecrackers heighten the terror as the Jews withdraw to the compound, and the Arabs advance in disorganized clumps. David has modified the five antitank projectiles to hold shotgun pellets, and he lets the Arabs close to point-blank range before firing the antique weapon. It gets off three rounds before shattering, but two hundred enemies lie dead. From entrenched positions, Jordana's youth troops halt the next, weak attack. Gilboa pursues the panicky Arabs beyond the knoll where Ari has ordered him to stop and is...

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