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Fighters' List
רשימת הלוחמים
Leader Natan Yellin-Mor
Most MKs 1 (1949-1951)
Fewest MKs 1 (1949-1951)
Election symbol
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Politics of Israel
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The Fighters' List (Hebrew: רשימת הלוחמים‎, Reshimat HaLohmim) was a political party in Israel.

History

The Fighters' List grew out of Lehi, a paramilitary organisation that had operated in Palestine during the Mandate era. Lehi was a controversial group, described by the British, the Yishuv and the UN as a terrorist organisation. It had been involved in a series of notorious actions, including the assassination of Lord Moyne and the Deir Yassin massacre. The group was disbanded and integrated into the IDF in May 1948. However, they continued to act in Jerusalem until being forcefully broken up after the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a UN mediator, on 17 September, 1948.

After the final dissolution of Lehi, left-wing former members founded the Fighters' List to represent their cause in the 1949 elections. The list was headed by Natan Yellin-Mor, the former leader of Lehi, who at the time was in jail serving an eight-year sentence for his role in the assassination of Count Bernadotte. The party won only 1.2% of the vote and one seat in the first Knesset, and Yellin-Mor was released from prison to take up his seat. However, he lost his place in the Knesset following the 1951 elections, in which the party did not compete.

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