Deir Yassin Massacre

Under the British Mandate and in the countryside of Palestine, terrorists from the Zionists gangs known as the Haganah which became the future Israeli Army began occupying the Arab Villages, sometimes by trickery or intimidation or heavy fighting. The following story is an example of such action by the Haganah gangs/bandits:

This is what really happened at Deir Yassin village, near Jerusalem. On Friday morning of April 9, 1948, a combined force of 141 Irgun and Lehi irregulars opened fire on the sleeping village of Deir Yassin from three sides. During the whole operation, only 4 of these irregulars died. Later they claimed that they faced stubborn opposition throughout the day, which forced them to destroy the village, house by house, by dropping grenades through the windows or placing dynamites outside the doors. For this reason hundreds of villagers who had not fled were killed in their homes.

According to many eyewitnesses, those who were killed were mainly mothers and fathers who tried to protect their children from the shelling. The victims were mainly old men and women killed in cold blood by the Zionist gangs. Later it was proved that none of the villagers killed had a weapon in his or her hand.  They were either killed, shot or were exploded by dynamite.  Others were lined outside the walls in the village to be fired at without mercy. During the Israeli invasion, people were running everywhere, rushing in and out of their houses, carrying their personal outdated pistols and home knives trying to defend themselves and their village. Ambulances were forbidden to come to the place of the massacre as they were threatened to be shot at.

750 villagers were present at the time of the attack, 250 of them managed to flee to safety, 250 had been taken alive and transported by trucks to Jerusalem after expelling them from their village (55 of them were the children found by Ms. Hind Al-Husseini in the Old City of Jerusalem and who were the reason for establishing Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi Organization). The remaining 250 villagers were those who got massacred.  Their corpses were carried to a quarry, poured gasoline on them and set them afire.

The Deir Yassin example was spread to every Palestinian village which made the Palestinian villagers under the attacks by the Israeli gangs flee their homes with few of their possessions.  The gangs usually left one quarter of the village open for escape, ordered the villagers by loudspeakers and at gunpoint to leave their houses so as to occupy the villages with its houses deserted.  Those who left their homes were not allowed to go back till now.

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