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  Deir Yassin Massacre - Introduction
The Deir Yassin Massacre was not the beginning of massacres in Palestine, nor did the Jews begin the massacres.
In 1920, 1921, 1929 and from 1936 to 1939 Arabs rioted and massacred Jewish civilians in pogroms and terrorist raids.
I have equally been reviled by anti-Zionists for not concluding that all of Israeli Jews are war criminals or worse, and that Deir Yassin is representative of all of the glorious history of the return of the Jews to Israel.
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  Deir Yassin massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Deir Yassin events began with an attack on April 9, 1948, in which several Jewish armed factions seized and occupied the Arab town of Deir Yassin, simultaneous with Jewish attempts to break the siege of western Jerusalem.
The third group which took part in the attack on Deir Yassin was the Palmach, the armed wing of the mainstream Jewish Haganah (Defense) organization, whose membership eventually formed the nucleus of the Israeli Army, and whose leadership was aligned with the political left (see Mapai).
Deir Yassin was different from al-Qastel that had recently been attacked by the Haganah, in that it did not participate directly in the conflict.
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 Deir Yassin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deir Yassin, also Dayr Yasin, was an Arab village that was captured by Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
It is most known for the massacre that took place there, as a result of which the village was de-populated.
In WWI the Ottoman Turks fortified places including the hilltop of Deir Yassin in an attempt to defend Jerusalem.
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 Deir Yassin
Deir Yassin was situated on a hill, about 2600 feet high, which commanded a wide view of the vicinity and was located less than a mile from the suburbs of Jerusalem.
The Irgun decided to attack Deir Yassin on April 9, while the Haganah was still engaged in the battle for Kastel.
References to Deir Yassin have remained a staple of anti-Israel propaganda for decades because the incident was unique.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/deir_yassin.html   (1627 words)

 Deir Yassin - The Peace Encyclopedia
For fifty years, critics of Israel have used the battle of Deir Yassin to flen the image of the Jewish State, alleging that Jewish fighters massacred hundreds of Arab civilians during a battle in that Arab village near Jerusalem in 1948.
[Deir Yassin] was an integral, inseparable episode in the battle for Jerusalem...
The Arab village of Deir Yassin was strategically situated on a hill overlooking the main highway entering Jerusalem as well as a number of Jerusalem's western neighborhoods.
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 Events at Dir Yassin
Dir Yassin was certainly not a massacre of a peaceful village, but rather was an Arab-Jewish battle with unfortunate civilian casualties.
On the night of April 9, 1948, the peaceful Arab village of Deir Yassin was surprised by a loudspeaker, which called on the population to evacuate it immediately.
Dir Yassin was a reasonable military target for Jewish forces, there was warning given before the battle, a fierce battle was fought with casualties on both sides.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_independence_war_diryassin.php   (1183 words)

Secondly, an unprecedented action took place at Deir Yassin - a loudspeaker was installed on an armored car to inform the population that the road to Ein Karem was open and safe, and that whoever left the village would not be harmed.
The Deir Yassin affair had a strong impact on the course of the War of Independence; the battle was summed up as follows in the "History of the War of Independence", prepared by the History Division of the IDF General Staff:
In an arlicle "Deir Yassin a casualty of guns and propaganda", by Paul Holmes (Reuters) (http://www.metimes.com/issue98-16/reg/deir.html) he interviewing Mohammed Radwan, who was a resident of Deir Yassi in 1948, and fought for several hours before ruing out of bullets.
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 Reconstructing Consciousness: Memorializing Deir Yassin
Deir Yassin Remembered "was founded to do justice to the victims of the Deir Yassin massacre," whose ordeal never has been acknowledged by the Israeli government, much less memorialized.
My maternal grandmother is from the nearby village of Ein Kerem; it was the fear generated by the Deir Yassin massacre that prompted the surrounding population to flee.
A memorial in remembrance of the victims of the Deir Yassin massacre would be a remarkable way to humanize not only Palestinians, but also the physical and philosophical descendants of the Jewish perpetrators who committed one of the most notorious war crimes in the modern history of the Middle East.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Articles4/Salaita_DeirYassin.htm   (1018 words)

 In Context: The legend of Deir Yassin
And Deir Yassin massacre denial is often equated with Holocaust denial as a rejection of well-documented and incontrovertible slaughter.
Deir Yassin had a peaceful reputation and was even said by a Jewish newspaper to have driven out some Arab militants.
The Haganah leaders admitted that the massacre "disgraced the cause of Jewish fighters and dishonored Jewish arms and the Jewish flag." They played down the fact that their militia had reinforced the terrorists' attack, even though they did not participate in the barbarism and looting during the subsequent "mopping up" operations.
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Deir Yassin, located in an orthodox Jewish neighborhood in West Jerusalem, is in the shadow of the famous Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem.
We are jointly planning the April 9, 1997, conference to commemorate the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre.
Hind Husseini as an orphanage for surviving children of Deir Yassin; Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s "national poet;" and a representative of the Survivors of Deir Yassin.
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 Deir Yassin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DEIR YASSIN, Israel Do you believe in the Torah?" a boy no more than 10 years old, dressed in the fl trousers and white shirt of the Haredim, was demanding of Eitan Bronstein, four decades his senior.
The complex of buildings behind the hospital gates is all that remains of the village of Deir Yassin, a name that in the Palestinian collective memory still reverberates with chilling significance.
On April 9, 1948, the Lehi and Etzel attacked the village of Deir Yassin as part of the Nahshon Operation, killing an unknown number of residents, including women and children.
www.jfjfp.org /backgroundX/backgroundX2_deiryassin.htm   (787 words)

A village of some 700 Palestinian Arabs, named Deir Yassin, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was attacked by the Hagannah, the official Jewish army, and Jewish irregulars, bearing the names of the Irgun and Lehi.
What happened at Deir Yassin is well known, and though the exact numbers of dead are disputed (from 100 -250 are claimed), the essential details are confirmed by Palestinian and Jewish historians alike: a massacre of Arab non-combatants occurred carried out by the Irgun and Lehi.
For Jews to remember Deir Yassin is a tribute to our martyrs and the martyrs of all peoples: that their lives will not be lost to history and that the reconciliation of histories, broken by atrocity and war, will one day be healed.
www.flashpoints.net /deir.htm   (904 words)

 Genocidal Depopulation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The massacre of Palestinians at a village called Deir Yassin (now renamed Givat Shaul Bet) was one of the most significant events in 20th-century history.
For every Palestinian, it is “Deir Yassin.” On the night of the ninth of April, 1948, the Jewish terrorist groups Etzel and Lehi attacked the peaceful village and massacred its men, women and children.
Existentially, all massacres are similar, from the Ludlow massacre to Deir Yassin.
www.barnesreview.org /Sept_2002/Genocidal_Depopulation/genocidal_depopulation.html   (1608 words)

 HIR | Was There a Massacre at Deir Yassin?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Deir Yassin was being used as a base to attack Jewish convoys going to Jerusalem.
The best research on Deir Yassin also denies the claim that 254 civilians died in the attack (the best documented figure is 110).
What is remarkable is that Deir Yassin is almost the only case that supporters of the PLO bring up in order to support the claim that the Israeli Jews supposedly chased the Arabs out in 1948.
www.hirhome.com /israel/deir-yassin.htm   (5681 words)

 The Massacre at Deir Yassin and Hind (by Edna Yaghi) - Media Monitors Network
The Israel Defense Forces’ report admitted the massacre of 254 Palestinian men, women and children and said that it was a “decisive accelerating factor” of the Palestinian exodus.
Both the Deir Yassin massacre and the death of Husseini were the disasters that broke the spirit of the Palestinian resistance during the first 10 days of April.
On the morning of April 9, as the innocents were being massacred in Deir Yassin, Abdel Qadar Husseini, the most revered of all Palestinian fighters was being buried in Jerusalem at the sacred Haram al-Sharif.
www.mediamonitors.net /edna45.html   (982 words)

Deir Yassin has ever since been the rallying call for the Arabs and the enemies of Israel and of the Jewish people.
It is one of the great hoaxes of the 20th century, comparable to the libel that Jews drank Christian blood...The fight for Deir Yassin was part of the war and a necessary battle for Jewish survival.
Official Israeli government statements about Deir Yassin, in 1960 and 1969 (under Foreign Ministers Golda Meir and Abba Eban), formally rebuked the Labor Zionist officials who had made the false massacre accusation in 1948, and officially declared that there was no basis for the "massacre" charge.
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 Deir Yassin, 2006
Deir Yassin today is the location of a psychiatric hospital behind a closed fence, and there is no access to the houses and gardens of the village.
Contributors to the event included Hiriya Abu Susha of the Deir Yassin Commemoration Committee, who spoke to the gatherers; musician and vocalist Elshaab Abed, who accompanied us throughout the entire ceremony with his moving and captivating songs; and the Zaynab Akel’s daughter, who spoke about her mother’s painful memories of the massacre.
Deir Yassin can be discussed as an extreme and atypical event, but that is not true because as ever more testimonies and historical details are gathered, the general picture makes Deir Yassin less an extreme case and more a part of general policy.
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Deir Yassin was selected precisely because Arabs (both villagers and 'outside irregulars') were using it's position overlooking the main road (it is a natural ambush point -- look at the Map of 1947 Jerusalem (http://www.jerusalem-archives.org/period4/4-1.html) to fire on Jews in the vulnerable convoys.
But this truck on its way from Givat Shaul to Deir Yassin, (a distance of) about 300 meters, just (at) the end of the of the night, turned out of the way, there was no (actual) road, and one of its wheels happened to hit some kind of a hole which was beside the road.
D - Some of the children from Deir Yassin that were orphaned as a result of the massacre, were taken to the Old City and later that was the beginning of the Dar el Tifl School, behind the American Colony.
jerusalem.indymedia.org /news/2002/10/80549.php   (13208 words)

 U.S.-Based Group Planning Memorial at Site of Deir Yassin Massacre
While the main purpose of Deir Yassin Remembered is to build a suitable memorial, the organization has a broader, more humanitarian objective.
Deir Yassin Remembered will raise a minimum of $100,000 toward the purchase of a site at Deir Yassin where we shall erect a public sculpture listing an account of the massacre and a list of the names of its victims.
In addition to lending support in the fund-raising, the board will work to secure a site at Deir Yassin and will judge the most suitable sculpture or memorial from those proposed by artists and sculptors working in Israel, in the occupied territories, and in the diaspora.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/1095/9510048.htm   (1185 words)

 Deir Yassin massacre 50th Anniversay
Deir Yassin ["Yassin Abbey"[or Monastery]] was the name of an Arab village about 3 miles due west of the Old City of Jerusalem in the British Mandate of Palestine.
The massacre of April 9-10, 1948 at Deir Yassin should be memorialized as a message of hope and education.
Deir Yassin Remembered is devoted to preserving that memory in the interests of peace for all parties, justice for the dispossessed Palestinians, and the honor of the victims of Deir Yassin as martyrs to the value of all humanity.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/980408/1998040843.html   (1809 words)

 Deir Yassin FAQ
The massacre occurred in three phases: the "hot blood" massacre, the "warm blood" massacre (the main massacre), and the "cold blood" massacre.
Their attack was so badly executed that the villagers drove them off important high ground, forced the Irgun to retreat, and forced the whole attack to stop after they had seized a portion of the village east of the main square.
It has to some degree affected relationships between Israeli political parties, as the massacre at Deir Yassin has been cited as grounds for criticizing the Likud movement which is the political descendant of the guerrilla groups which took part in the massacre.
www.deiryassin.org /faq.html   (1166 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | The spirit of Auschwitz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On 9 April, Palestinians everywhere commemorated the 54th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, when Zionist terror groups murdered 254 innocent Palestinian Arabs in cold blood -- as documented by several historians, including some of the "new historians" in Israel.
In an authoritative account of the massacre, the British interrogating officer at the time, Assistant Inspector-General Richard Catling, confirmed that: "Many young school girls were raped and later slaughtered.
Deir Yassin was meant to set an example, a particularly shocking precedent, to terrorise the Palestinians off their lands and into exile.
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 MER - The Deir Yassin Massacre - 9 April 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the eve of the war, Deir Yassin and the adjacent Jewish colony of Giv'at
Deir Yassin and the new colony was named Giv'at Sha'ul Bet.
The perpetrators of the massacre at Deir Yassin were never punished.
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 Deir Yassin Remembered
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.
And they have come to acknowledge that during the creation of the state of Israel, thousands of Palestinians were killed and over 700,000 were driven or frightened from their homes and lands on which they had lived for centuries.
Deir Yassin Remembered seeks similar progress on behalf of the victims of the Deir Yassin Massacre.
www.deiryassin.org /index1.html   (345 words)

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