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Document designating Lehi (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel, known as the Stern gang) and Hazit Ha-Moledet (National Front) as terrorist organizations
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, טז באלול תש"ח,September 20 1948
The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) is declared a terror organization In July 1948, while the War of Independence was still raging, the Swedish diplomat Count Folke Bernadotte arrived in Israel as a UN mediator. Some of his proposals were greeted with hostility from both the national leadership and the general public. On September 17, 1948, Bernadotte was murdered by an organization calling itself the "Homeland Front." In effect, this was just a code name for the right-wing Lehi organization - Lehi was an acronym for Lohamey Herut Yisrael or "Fighters for the Freedom of Israel." Although the organization had been disbanded elsewhere along with all the other Jewish undergrounds, in Jerusalem it continued to operate independently, because Jerusalem was not supposed to be part of the Jewish state according to the UN Partition Resolution. As a result of the murder, the Lehi and the Homeland Front were officially declared terror organizations. Dozens of Lehi members were arrested, and the organization's independent status in Jerusalem was nullified.
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National State Archives, א-7526/17
 
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