måndag 13 april 2009

Deir Yassin Remembered

This post was originally posted on the Window Into Palestine blog by Fakhri Dweik, but this is something that if you didn't know should see. So take a couple of minutes to educate yourself. This is how Israel as we know it today started its history:

Dear brothers and sisters

Yesterday we remembered Deir Yassin massacre
Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had a peaceful reputation. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Deir Yassin was slated for occupation under Plan Dalet and the mainstream Jewish defense force, the Haganah, authorized the irregular terrorist forces of the Irgun and the Stern Gang to perform the takeover. In all over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered. Fifty-three orphaned children were literally dumped along the wall of the Old City, where they were found by Miss Hind Husseini and brought behind the American Colony Hotel to her home, which was to become the Dar El-Tifl El-Arabi orphanage.
You can watch few videos here about the people who remember Deir Yassin

One of the awful crimes against the Palestinians in 1948,
The song is try-not-to-cry by Yusuf Islam and the Outlandish
The materials are from the site:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And the official site for reminding to this massacre:


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