Yes, David defeated Goliath

From Wikipedia page on the 1948 war

Manpower and actual Fighters

Recruited from April 1, 1948 to July 17, from right to left, The total number of recruits, how many of them were field fighters and their general numerical ratio
Asaf Agin’s data [2]

Arm Balance

The arms on May 15, 1948 [6]

Examples from the field

The Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem


Battle of Mishmar HaEmek

Battles of the Kinarot Valley




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Adin Haykin

Adin Haykin


Israeli, IDF soldier and researcher of Israeli history and wars