Massacres against Palestinians
Palestine Times: March 1993
The following list of massacres is by no menas exhausive, but they reflect the
nature of the Zionist occupation of Palestine and show that massacres and
expulsions were not aberrations that happen in any war, but organized atrocities
with only one aim, that is to have a Zionist state which is 'goyim rein'
of Massacres committed by Zionists against Palestinians:
13 December 1947: men of the Arab village of Yehiday (near Petah Tekva, the
first Zionist settlement to be established) met at the local coffee house when
they saw a British Army patrol enter the village, they were reassured espeically
that Jewish terrorists had murdered 12 Palestinians the previous day. The four
cars stopped in front of the cafe house and out stepped men dressed in khaki
uniforms and steel helmets. However, it soon became apparent that they had not
come to protect the villagers. With machine guns they sprayed bullets into the
crowd gathered in the coffee house. Some of the invaders placed bombs next to
Arab homes while other disguised terrorists tossed grenades at civilians. For a
while it seemed as if the villagers would be annihilated but soon a real British
patrol arrived to foil the well organized killing raid. The death toll of 7 Arab
civilans could have been much higher. Earlier the same day 6 Arabs were killed
and 23 wounded when home made bombs were tossed at a crowd of Arabs standing
near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. In Jaffa another bomb killed six more Arabs
and injured 40.
18 December 1947: Two carloads of Haganah terrorists drove through the village
of Khisas (on the Lebanese Syrian border) firing machine guns and throwing
grenades. 10 Arab civilians were killed in the raid.
19 December 1947: 5 Arab children were murdered when Jewish terrorists blew up
the house of the village Mukhtar.
Al-Sheikh Village Massacre
1 January 1948: On that night around two hundred Zionists armed with hand
grenades and machine guns sneaked into a small village called al-Shaikh village
(5km South East of Haifa). The attackers came through the southern hills (most
possibly from Nisher Jewish settlement wich lies about 5Km south of the
village). They attacked the houses on the edges of the village with
hand-grenades and finished off with machine-guns killing around 40 of the
Palestinians inhibitants of the village, mostly women and children.
Yassin Massacre [Deir Yassin]
9-10 April 1948: The massacre that became the symbol of Zionist
aggression fo the Palestinians as well as Zionist treachery. The Mukhtar of the
village had agreed with the Zionists to provide information on the movement of
strangers in the area as well as other intelligence provided their village is
spared. The Zionists were not to keep their side of the promise. In an operation
which was called Operation Unity, the Haganah co-operated with the Irgun and the
Stern Gang is this operation. At 4:30 am on Friday 9th April 1948 surrounded the
village which was overlooked by two Jewish settlements, Givat Shaul and
Montefiore. For two days Zionist terrorists killed men women and children, raped
women and stole their jewellery. A chilling account of the massacre is given by
a Red Cross doctor who arrived at the village on the second day and saw himself
-- the mopping up as one of the terrorists put it to him. He says that the
mopping up- had been done with machine guns, then grenades and finished of with
knives. Women's bellies were cut open and babies were butchered in
the hands of their helpless mothers. Around 250 people were murdered
in cold blood. Of them 25 pregnant women were bayoneted in the abdomen
while still alive. 52 children were maimed under the eyes of their own
mothers, and they were slain and their heads cut off. The Jewish Agency and the
commander of the British ground troops knew of the massacre while it was going
on, however, no one intervened to stop it.
Naser Al-Din Massacre
13-14 April 1948, a contingent of Lehi and Irgon entered this village (near
Tiberias) entered the village on the night of 13 April dressed as Arab fighters.
Upon their entrance to the village the people went out to greet them, the
terrorists met them with fire, killing every single one of them. Only 40 people
survived. All the houses of the village were raised to the ground.
21 May 1948, after a number of failed attempts to
occupy this village, the Zionists mobilized a large contingent and surrounded
the village. The people of Beit Daras decided that women and children should
leave. As women and children left the village they were met by the Zionist army
who massacred them despite the fact that they could see they were women and
children fleeing the fighting.
The Dahmash Mosque Massacre
11 July 1948, after the Israeli 89th Commando Battalion lead by Moshe Dayan
occupied Lydda, the Israelis told Arabs through loudspeakers that if they went
into a certain mosque they would be safe. In retaliation for a hand grenade
attack after the surrender that killed several Israeli soldiers, 80-100
Palestinians were massacred in the mosque, their bodies lay decomposing for
10 days in the mid-summer heat. The mosque still stands abandoned today. This
massacre spread fear and panic among the Arab population of Lydda and Ramle, who
were then ordered to march out of these towns after they were stripped of all
personal belonging by Israeli soldiers. Yitzak Rabin, Brigade Commander then
says: - There was no way of avoiding the use of force and warning shots in order
to make the inhabitants march ten to fifteen miles to the point where they met
up with the legion-. Most of the 60,000 inhabitants of Lyda and Ramble came to
refugee camps near Ramallah, around 350 lost their lives on the way through
dehydration and son stroke. Many survived by drinking their own urine. The
conditions in the refugee camps were to claim more lives.
29 October 1948, the following is the testimony of a soldier who participated in
the occupation of the village of Dawayma (in the Haifa subdistrict):-.. They
killed between 80 to 100 Arab men women and children. To kill children they
factured their heads with sticks. There was not one home left without corpses
.... One commander ordered a soldier to bring two women into a building he was
about to blow up... Another soldier prided himself on having raped an Arab women
before shooting her to death...-. The massacre was perpetrated by the 89th
Battalion, the authors of Lydda massacre.
7 Febraury 1951, Israeli soldiers corssed the armistice line to this village
(5Km from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar and his neighbors. 10
were killed (2 elderly men, 3 woemen and 5 children) and 8 were wounded.
14 October 1953, 9:30 pm about 700 regular Israeli troops arracked the border
Jordanian village of Kibya, north west of Jerusalem. Using mortars, machine
guns, rifles and explosives they blew up 42 houses, the local schools and the
mosque. Every man woman and child found by these ciminals was killed. 75
innocent villagers were murdered in cold blood. The raids were ordered by Ariel
Kafr Qasem Massacre
29 October 1956 Israeli frontier guards started at 4pm what they called a tour
of the Triangle Villages. They told the Mukhtars of those villages that the
curfew from that day onwards was to start from 5pm instead of 6pm. They reached
Kafr Qasem around 4:45 and informed the Mukhtar protested that there are about
400 villagers working outside the village and there is not enough time to inform
them of the new times. An officer assured him that they will be taken care of.
Then the guards waited at the entrance to the village 43 Kafr Qasem inhabitants
were massacred in cold blood by the army as they returned from work, their crime
was violating a curfew they did not know about. On the northern entrance of the
village 3 were killed and 2 were killed inside of the village. Amongst the dead
were men, women, and children. Lutanat Danhan was touring the area in his jeep
reproting the massacre, on his wireless he said "minus 15 Arabs" after a while
his message on the radio to his H.Q. was "it is difficult to count".
13 November 1966, Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the
village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighbouring village. 18
people were killed and 54 wounded.
The Sabra and Shatila Massacre
15-18 September 1982, after the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon Phalangist
puppets of the Israelis massacred over 3000 Palestinian men, women and children
under the watchful eyes of the Israeli army. A body count by the International
committee of the Red Cross revealed 2750 dead, the real figure is thought to be
much higher and may never be known.
[2013 Feb] Sharon
Feared Exposure of Israeli Genocide
Oyon Qara Massacre
(RISHON LEZION): 20 May 1990, an Israeli soldier lined up Palestinian labors and
murdered seven of them with a sub-machine gun. 13 Palesinians were killed by
Israeli forces in subsequent demonstrations at the massacre.
8 October 1990, Israeli police opened fire on worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque
killing 22 people.
The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre
25 February 1994, A Jewish terrorist, from Keryat Arba' settlement massacred 60
worshipers in the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil (Hebron) and wounded about 200.
Later massive demostrations took to the streets of Palestine and the Zionist
army responded by life amunitions killing 23 and wounding hundreds more. Reports
indicate there were 3 Jewish settler gunners, not only one.
28 March 1994, A Jewish undercover police opened fire on Palestinian activists
brutally killing 6 and injuring 49. Some of the wounded activists were taken out
of their cars and shot in their heads to death.
Eretz Checkpoint Massacre
17 July 1994, Palestinian sources reported that the occupation forces had
committed Sunday morning a disgusting massacre against Palestinian workers at
Eretz Checkpoint. Eyewitnesses and Israeli sources reported that 11 Palestinians
have been shot dead and 200 injured. Israeli sources also reported that 21
Israeli soldiers including 1 settler were injured. Two soldiers were shot by
bullets, one died.As reported by Palestinian and Israeli sources, the scene was
described as a war zone which lasted for 6 hours. Four Israeli tanks and
helicopters were brought by the occupation forces, while number of settlers were
taken part firing at Palestinians. Protest had spread all over the Occupied
Territories. In Gaza, Palestinians raised black flags and called for revenge. In
Ramallah, shops closed while several clashes were reported. Several clashes were
reported at Hebron University yesterday, and today two Palestinians were shot in
These are just some of the massacres committed against the
Palestinians by the Zionists. If the raids on southern Lebanon old and new were
to be taken account the true magnitude of Zionist crimes against humanity could
start to emerge. If one were to go into the gruesome details of the atrocities
committed in 1948 the -mopping up operatons -, the deliberate humiliation and
massacre of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslim and
Christian as well as the looting of these holy places and personal property by
the Israeli army and settlers; one might just start to appreciate what Zionism
is all about.