The Battle for Jaffa, 1948

  title={The Battle for Jaffa, 1948},
  author={Arnon Golan},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={1011 - 997}
  • A. Golan
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Modern armies conduct military operations in urban areas, but rarely do so willingly. Military commanders prefer fighting in open terrain in which forces freely maneuver and use firepower, rather than in urban areas in which obstacles such as tall buildings, narrow streets, and non-combatants hinder control of the battlefield. Most professional military literature recommends refraining from fighting in urban areas and considering urban battles an unfortunate aberration to be avoided in the… 
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