Suspecting that the Lebanese would invade Palestine through the narrow finger of Galilee, and thrugh the Arab village of Malkieh, a Palmach mechanized battalion of the Yiftach Brigade circled into Lebanon and assaulted the village from the north. This completely surprised the Lebanese Army defending the village and resistance quickly melted. Soon after however, the Palmach unit was transferred wouth to prepare for one last stab at Latrun and was replaced by a battalion of the just mustered Oded (9th) Brigade. Meanwhile, the Lebanese, ALA, and Syrians had come to an agreement on an assault on Malkieh with the understanding that Kaoukji’s ALA would continue the invasion southward into Central Galilee. The three armies advanced toward Malkieh, the ‘Gateway to Galilee’.
Attacker: Arab (Syrian/Lebanese/ALA) (Elements of Syrian 1st Brigade / Lebanese 1st Brigade / ALA Yarmuk Battalion)
Defender: Israeli (Elements of 91st Battalion, Oded Brigade)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: Arab (Syrian/Lebanese/ALA) Night: No