The Operational Agreement between the Haganah and the Irgun Zvai Leumi
subjects:Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel. States - Britain/England. Underground - British Mandate, Etzel, Haganah. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion. Security - War of Independence
The Etzel and the Haganah reached an operational agreement so as to have unity during the fight for Israel's independence. Negotiations for such an agreement had been underway since the UN vote for partition. Etzel positions are to be placed under Haganah authority, and the Etzel is to carry out operations approved by the Haganah or assigned by them. The Etzel is not to be disarmed. No seizure of funds is to occur in Jewish controlled areas. Otherwise the Etzel is free to raise funds. Seizure of arms is to be coordinated between the organizations.