The Importance of the 23 Yordei Hasira Operation
The mission of the 23 Yordei Hasira (23 seamen) developed into a legendary story of courage and self-sacrifice.
The mission was most noteworthy in its contribution to the battle heritage of the independent military force of the Jewish Yishuv in Mandatory Palestine. The mission of the 23 Yordei Hasira developed into a legendary story of courage and self-sacrifice. Under the conditions prevalent during World War II, with the Jews portrayed as a persecuted and annihilated people, this unit of Jewish fighters from Mandatory Palestine who volunteered to set out on a military mission against the Nazis, was an important, vital model and example, and the Palmach, whose order of establishment was issued three days before the operation, adopted it as a source of inspiration for its fighting spirit.