Exodus - Book 4, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Chapter 13 Summary

The U.N. orders a temporary truce, giving both sides a badly needed breather. When Maccabee sympathizers in America purchase an illegal planeload of arms and volunteers, the Provisional Government forbids it to land, and when the Akiva refuses to turn back, they shoot it down. Fighting breaks out between government troops and the Maccabees, and bitterness grows permanent. With the British gone, Israel no longer needs terror tactics. When Egypt resumes fighting, Israel shocks the world by launching an air offensive on Cairo, Damascus and Amman and shelling Tyre from the sea to cut off Syrian arms smuggling. Ari forces Kawukji to flee, and the Huillmen Brigade widens the Jerusalem corridor. In the Negev, "Sampson's Foxes" lift the siege on Negba. Other lightning-fast jeep units take the Lydda aerodrome and encircle Latrun. After ten days of Israeli victories, the Arabs...

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