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Background
The Nachal brigade was founded in 1948 by David Ben-Gurion, as a natural progression of the traditional pioneer "Tower and Stockade" unit of the Palmach and Lehi. "Nachal" is the acronym for the pioneer warrior youths and was one of the first groups to settle the Land of Israel. The goal of the "Nachal Garinim" (a 'cell' of a larger Israeli youth social welfare movement) was to supply soldiers with large amounts of military resources as well as providing the basic needs for the founding of kibbutzim and new communities.