Stern gang

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The Stern gang (or Lehi) was a Jewish terrorist group active in the British Mandate of Palestine prior to the founding of the State of Israel and during the ensuing Arab-Israel war of 1948. The Stern gang was founded by Avraham Stern in 1940 as a split off from Irgun. Following Stern's disappearance in 1942, Yitzhak Shamir, future Prime Minister of Israel, became leader of the group.

Stern terrorist attacks

  • November, 1944 - Stern assasinates Lord Moyne, a British government representative, in Cairo
  • September 17, 1948 - Stern assasinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arabs and Jews