In accordance with Plan Dalet (see 409, 410, 411), the attacks on the main towns continued into May. On May 12 the town of Safed fell in Operation Yiftach. After the fall of Haifa, the Haganah launched Operation Ben Ami, aimed at conquering western Galilee and annexing it to the Jewish state. Western Galilee lay outside the boundaries of the Jewish state envisioned in the UN recommendation of 29 November 1947.

Acre's Siege

Acre's Fall

Left in Ruins