The Jews inside the Old City were slowly being squeezed by the Arab siege. Running low on ammunition and food, they desperately called for relief. Such an attempt was being planned. On the night of May 18th, a Palmach platoon surprised the Arab defenders of Mt. Zion and captured it as the same time a Haganah detachment from the Etzioni Brigade failed in their attempt at Jaffa Gate. This gave the Israelis a critical launch point just outside the Old City wall on its southwest side. The Israelis planned another assault for the next night. The main assault would again be made by Haganah forces, reinforced with armor, against Jaffa Gate on the western side of the Old City. . . . Smash an Israeli convoy into Al-Quds at night against molotov throwing Arabs. Interesting SSR - the Israelis have their IPC reduced to 2 to
represent the supplies they were carrying for
the isolated defenders.
Attacker: Israeli (Elements of 62nd Battalion, Etzioni Brigade and Irgun Detachment and various HIM members and Home Guard units)
Defender: Arab League (Elements of local Arab militias)