At the end of May, Glubb Pasha had obtained an agreement from the Iraqis which would allow his Arab League to pull out of the Triangle and reinforce their soldiers in and around the Jerusalem Corridor. The Iraqi Army would then enter the Triangle to replace the Arab League. In a failure of intelligence, the Israelis thought that the Iraqis were already in the Triangle and were planning to move south to assist the Arab Legion in an assault against Jerusalem. In order to prevent such a move, the Israelis planned an attack into the Triangle to draw off the Iraqi troops. The main target of the Israeli move was the Arab town of Jenin, situated in a picturesque valley, dominated by ridgelines to the south. Enveloping the city at night, the 21st and 22nd Battalions of the Carmeli Brigade occupied the hills that straddled the main road south of the town. As dawn broke on June 3rd, both sides opened up on each other with everything they had.
Attacker: Israeli (Elements of 21st and 2nd Battalions, Carmeli Brigade and Armored Reserve)
Defender: Iraqi (Elements of Juhpal 1)
Turns: 9 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Jenin, Israel 1948-06-03
Squads: A:31.0 D:29.0
AFVs: A:7 D:2
Guns: A:2 D:3 OQF 6-Pounder 7-cwt x 1 OQF 25-Pounder Gun-How. x 1 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1