Mishmar HaYarden was a moshava (Jewish settlement) in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. Most inhabitants supported the revisionist views of Zev Jabotinsky. On 10 June 1948, the settlement was attacked by the Syrian army, the village captured and destroyed after house to house fighting; fourteen residents and defenders of the moshava were killed. A small number of survivors fell captive to the Syrians and remained as prisoners of war for thirteen months. At the end of the war, on 20 July 1949, the area returned to control of Israel as part of the cease-fire to end the war, but the moshava was not rebuilt.
The inhabitants of the village did not receive the campaign ribbon together with the other numerous villages that under siege during the War of Independence, because they "did not do their duty", as they surrendered. Only many years later the ribbon was granted.