Deir yassin was a village west of jerusalem that sat along the main highway connecting jerusalem to tel aviv on april 9th in the midst of the 1948 war, deir yassin was assaulted by paramilitary groups izl and lehi with support from the haganah. The place and time is deir yassin village in the palestine mandate, mid-afternoon, friday, april 9, 1948 two guerrilla groups called the lehi and irgun attacked the village in the morning they were in control of the town as reports of the dead began to enter public consciousness. The massacre at deir yassin: 9/4/1948 (palestine): the forces of the zionist gangs tsel, irgun and hagana, 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.
On may 14th, 1948, israel's declaration of independence was made in tel aviv, a few hours before the british mandate was set to expire at midnight the british mandate of palestine was officially. Posted on april 13, 1998 in washington watch this is an article i never thought i would have to write it was 50 years ago that the zionist terrorist groups irgun and lehi (stern gang) committed a massacre in the arab village of deir yassin. Deir yassin, a palestinian village located at the outskirts of jerusalem, had a population of around 750 on the eve of 09041948 the village was surrounded by 6 zionist colonies, the closest being giv’at sha’ul, and the zionist colonists had blocked the main access road connecting deir yasin with jerusalem, placing deir yasin under an.
They were friends and would come to the village to buy milk they also did not have a mill so they used the one in our village in 1948, there was a lot of fighting we digged a trench around the village three were killed during those days when we heard about the massacre in deir yassin, how they lined up the men and shot them, it was too. The deir yassin massacre took place on april 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the zionist paramilitary groups irgun and lehi attacked deir yassin, a palestinian arab village of roughly 600 people near jerusalem. 1) how did the village of deir yassin come to be fought over in 1948, and why do sources a and b differ about who was to blame for the arab flight from the village and other parts of palestine at this time. The deir yassin massacre took place on april 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the irgun zevai leumi and lohamei herut israel zionist paramilitary groups attacked deir yassin near jerusalem, a palestinian-arab village of roughly 600 people.
Deir yassin, beit daras and the buried history of massacres by ramzy baroud posted on april 18, 2013 april 17, 2013 few with any sense of intellectual or historical integrity would still question the bloody massacre that took place in the village of deir yassin 65 years ago, claiming the lives of over 100 innocent palestinians. The invasion of deir yassin took place after the united nations proposed on november 29, 1947 (un resolution 181) that palestine be divided into an arab state and a jewish one. In an arlicle deir yassin a casualty of guns and propaganda, by paul holmes (reuters) 15, he interviewing mohammed radwan, who was a resident of deir yassi in 1948, and fought for several hours before ruing out of bullets. An arab village cleared out in 1948 by jewish forces in a brutal battle just weeks before israel was formed, deir yassin has come to symbolize perhaps more than anywhere else the palestinian sense of dispossession.
The massacre at the village of deir yassin is a case in point the killing there of some 250 villagers (khalidi, 1992: 290) on april 9 1948 was described by gurney in his diary as ‘one of the worst things the irgun and stern [i] have done’ (golani, 2009: 111. Deir yassin: history of a lie march 9, 1998 introduction for fifty years, critics of israel have used the battle of deir yassin to blacken 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. In conclusion, the village of deir yassin came to be fought over in 1948 after thousands of years of jewish oppression the jews decided to reclaim what they believed to be their homeland, and did not spare thought for the arabs who already lived there. Arab-israeli words to know study play the main fighting force of israel and composed of the irgun, haganah, and lehi fought in both the war of 1948 and the sinai campaign, in which it had a staggering victory in both wars against arab opponents a massacre carried out by the lehi and the irgun at the village of deir yassin the.
Killings and massacres during the 1948 palestine war resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and unarmed soldiers historians disagree concerning the effect these killings and massacres had on the 1948 palestinian exodus and if whether or not these killings and massacres were carried out with the intent of hastening it. The deir yassin village massacre: april 9, 1948 perhaps the main reason why we are being called to the divine court on april 9 of this year is that it is the 69 th anniversary of the deir yassin massacre. How, how is it possible to discuss april 1948 without talking about the massacres conducted by begin's irgun and the stern gang in the arab villages of dier yassin (over 100 civilians, including.
For 64 years, since 1948, the recollection of the so-called massacre of the arab village of deir yassin has been a crucible and a formative experience in arab jewish relations, in israel in. The history of the 1948-9 arab-israeli war is deeply controversial israelis and their supporters have traditionally referred to the conflict as the war of independence, seeing it as a defensive war to prevent the destruction of the fledgling jewish state in the face of overwhelming arab aggression. The history of the 1948 war desperately needs to be told, since it’s so barely understood or remembered and since so many of the issues that plague us today had their roots in that struggle. What happened in the palestinian village of deir yassin on april 9, 1948, was the most infamous massacre of the war members of two right-wing zionist militias, the irgun and the stern gang.