Deir Yassin Massacre 1948

Posted: February 12, 2014 in Academic Research

The early hours of the morning on Friday 9th of April 1948 the Hebrew National Military Organization known as Etzel a Jewish underground movement in Palestine began attacking the Deir Yassin, a village with approximately 750 Palestinian residents. The village is located in between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem therefore lies on a major route because the airport of Israel is located in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is the city that Jews, Christians and Muslims have been conflicting over for years.

By 12pm noon it is estimated over 100 Palestinians 50 percent woman and children had been systematically murdered and resisting Palestinians had killed 4 Israelis. 25 Palestinian men had been transported to a stone quarry at the back of a truck and were shot to death by the Israelis.

A total body count is reported to be 254 on the 13th of April a nd few days later the bodies were said to be buried.

The massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yassin is one of the most significant events in 20th-century Palestinian and Israeli history. This is not because of its size or its brutality, but because it stands as the starkest early warning of a calculated depopulation of over 400 Arab villages and cities and the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian inhabitants to make room for survivors of the Holocaust and other Jews from the rest of the world.

This massacre can be related to the Aryan Invasion Theory, which states how India was invaded and conquered by nomadic light-skinned Indo-European tribes from central Asia. The same incident has taken place with Deir Yassin massacre because the Israeli Jews have taken over the village and now have implemented the Jewish culture.

Leila Khaled the Palestinian freedom fighter was one of the residents of Deir Yassin and is a victim of this tragic event. This very massacre was the reason why Leila and her family had to flee to Lebanon. The invasion and massacre by the commando is the very motive why Leila became a freedom fighter for her country and nation.

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Writen by: Jay Alom

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