|" The Jews ordered all our family to line up against the wall and they started shooting us. I was hit in the side " Fahmi Zeidan, who witnessed the slaughter of his family. Full story||
|Deir Yassin Village |
A village with about 750 Palestinian residents Located on a high ground near Jerusalem. The village lay outside of the area that the United Nations recommended be included in a future so-called Jewish State. Deir Yassin had a peaceful reputation.
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The forces of the Zionist gangs Etsel, Irgun, Hagana and Layhi (Stern) fitted out with the Zionist terrorist strategy of killing civilians in order to achieve their aspirations, began stealing into the village on the night of April 9, 1948. Their purpose was to uproot the Palestinian people from their land by coming upon the inhabitants of the village unawares, destroying their homes and burning them down on top of those inside, thereby making clear to the entire world to what depths of barbarism Zionist had sunk.
Afterwards, the head of the terrorist Hagana gang which had taken part in burying the Palestinian civilians wrote saying that his group had not undertaken a military operation against armed men, the reason being that they wanted to plant fear in the Arabs' hearts. This was the reason they chose a peaceable, unarmed village, since in this way they could spread terror among the Arabs and force them to flee.
The attack began as the children were asleep in their mothers' and fathers' arms. In the words of Menachim Begin as he described events, " the Arabs fought tenaciously in defense of their homes, their women and their children."
The fighting proceeded from house to house, and whenever the Jews occupied a house, they would blow it up, then direct a call to the inhabitants to flee or face death. Believing the threat, the people left in terror in hopes of saving their children and women. But what should the Stern and Irgun gangs do but rush to mow down whoever fell within range of their weapons. Then, in a picture of barbarism the likes of which humanity's rarely witnessed except on the part of the most depraved, the terrorists began throwing bombs inside the houses in order to bring them down on whoever was inside. The orders they had received were for them to destroy every house. Behind the explosives there marched the Stern and Irgun terrorists, who killed whoever they found alive. The explosions continued in the same barbaric fashion until the afternoon of April 10, 1948.7 Then they gathered together the civilians who were still alive, stood them up beside the walls and in corners, then fired on them. About twenty five men were brought out of the houses, loaded onto a truck and led on a "victory tour" in the neighborhood of Judah, Mahayina and Zakhroun Yousif. At the end of the tour, the men were brought to a stone quarry located near Deir Yassin, where they were shot in cold blood. Then the Etsel and Layhi Murderers brought the women and the children who had managed to survive up to a truck and took them to the Mendelbaum Gate. Finally, a Hagana unit came and dug mass grave in which it buried 250 Arab corpses, most of them women, children and elderly.
A woman who survived the massacre by the name of Halima describes what happened to her sister as she had seen a soldier grabbing her sister, Salihaal-Halabi, who was nine months pregnant. He pointed a machine gun at her neck, then emptied its contents into her body. Then he turned into a butcher, and grabbed a knife and ripped open her stomach to take out the slaughtered child with his iniquitous Nazi knife.
In another location in the village, Hanna Khalil, a girl at the time, saw a man unsheathing a large knife and ripping open the body her neighbor Jamila Habash from head to toe. Then he murdered their neighbor Fathi in the same way at the entranceway to the house.
Many women have been raped in the Awful Massacre after taking their homes and killing their relatives.
Some of the soldiers cut off women's ears in order to get at a few small earrings.
Once news of the massacre had gotten out, a delegation from the Red Cross tried to visit the village. However, they weren't allowed to visit the site until a day after the time they had requested. Meanwhile the Zionists tried to cover up the evidence of their crime. They gathered up as much as they could of the victims' dismembered corpses, threw them in the village well, then closed it up. And they tried to change the landmarks in the area so that the Red Cross representative wouldn't be able to find his way there. However, he did find his way to the well, where he found 150 maimed corpses belonging to women, children and the elderly. And in addition to the bodies which were found in the well, scores of others had been buried in mass graves while still others remained strewn over street corners and in the ruins of houses.
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