The League of Arab States sent a cablegram to the Secretary-General of the United Nations saying, "On the occasion of the intervention of Arab States in Palestine to restore law and order and to prevent disturbances prevailing in Palestine from spreading into their territories and to check further bloodshed".Violent confrontation between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) under the command of David Ben-Gurion, and the paramilitary Jewish group Irgun known as The Altalena Affair resulted in the dismantlement of the Irgun, Lehi, and all Israeli paramilitary organizations operating outside the IDF.It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
Following a letter from the Agent of the new Provisional Government to President Truman that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, Members of the Arab League – Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Transjordan, the Holy War Army and the Arab Liberation Army, marched their forces into what had the previous day ceased to be the British Mandate for Palestine.
68 Israelis, including 42 civilians, were killed by Palestinian infiltrators.
The Israeli army killed a monthly average of 33 people crossing the armistice lines, including 78 in March and 57 in April. Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula with covert assent from France and Britain.
In 1951, 118 Israelis, including 48 civilians, were killed by such infiltrators.
According to Israeli army records, an average of 36 infiltrators were killed each month during 1951.