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Details and Numbers
Although the Image that Israel
distributes about herself is that of an oppressed nation, it is with heavy
hearts that we present these crimes that stand for themselves for the brutality
of the Israeli Army and the heartlessness of its soldiers who seem to have
a thirst for blood. It is for the hope that the world may see a clearer
picture that we present these painful facts. It is interesting to notice
that today's media does not dwell on these crimes as they do on the Holocaust.
They are reported in the news for a week or two and then swept into the
sea of oblivion. Those who attempt to revive the true history of Israel
are charged of being anti-Semitic. So with the hope to keep those memories
in mind we present this shameful history of Israel that seems to
have found that the role of Goliath is more interesting than that of David.
The following list of massacres
is by no means exclusive, but they reflect the nature of the Zionist occupation
of Palestine and Lebanon 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'.
The King David
The King David Hotel explosion
of July 22, 1946 (Palestine), which resulted in the deaths of 92 Britons,
Arabs and Jews, and in the wounding of 58, was not just an act of “Jewish
extremists,” but a premeditated massacre conducted by the Irgun in agreement
with the highest Jewish political authorities in Palestine-- the Jewish
Agency and its head David-Ben-Gurion.
According to Yitshaq Ben-Ami,
a Palestinian Jew who spent 30 years in exile after the establishment of
Israel investigating the crimes of the “ruthless clique heading the internal
The Irgun had conceived a
plan for the King David attack early in 1946, but the green light was given
only on July first. According to Dr. Sneh, the operation was personally
approved by Ben-Gurion, from his self-exile in Europe. Sadeh, the operations
officer of the Haganah, and Giddy Paglin, the head of the Irgun operation
under Menachem Begin agreed that thirty-five minutes advance notice would
give the British time enough to evacuate the wing, without enabling them
to disarm the explosion.
The Jewish Agency’s motive
was to destroy all evidence the British had gathered proving that the terrorist
crime waves in Palestine were not merely the actions of “fringe” groups
such as the Irgun and Stern Gang, but were committed in collusion with
the Haganah and Palmach groups and under the direction of the highest political
body of the Zionist establishment itself, namely the Jewish Agency.
That so many innocent civilian
lives were lost in the King David massacre is a normal part of the pattern
of the history of Zionist outrages: A criminal act is committed, allegedly
by an isolated group, but actually under the direct authorization of the
highest Zionist authorities, whether of the Jewish Agency
during the Palestine Mandate
or of the Government of Israel thereafter.
The following is a statement
made in the House of Commons by then British Prime Minister Clement Attlee:
On July 22, 1946, one of the most
dastardly and cowardly crimes in recorded history took place. We refer
to the blowing up of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
Ninety-two persons lost their
lives in that stealthy attack, 45 were injured, among whom there were many
high officials, junior officers and office personnel, both men and women.
The King David Hotel was used as an office housing the Secretariat of the
Palestine Government and British Army Headquarters. The attack was made
on 22 July at about 12 o’clock noon when offices are usually in full swing.
The attackers, disguised as milkmen, carried the explosives in milk containers,
placed them in the basement of the Hotel and ran away.
The Chief Secretary for the
Government of Palestine, Sir John Shaw, declared in a broadcast: “As head
of the Secretariat, the majority of the dead and wounded were my own staff,
many of whom I have known personally for eleven years. They are more than
official colleagues. British, Arabs, Jews, Greeks, Armenians; senior officers,
police, my orderly, my chauffeur, messengers, guards, men and
women-- young and old-- they
were my friends.
“No man could wish to be served
by a more industrious, loyal and honest group of ordinary decent people.
Their only crime was their devoted, unselfish and impartial service to
Palestine and its people. For this they have been rewarded by cold-blooded
Although members of the Irgun Z’vai
Leumi took responsibility for this crime, yet they also made it public
later that they obtained the consent and approval of the Haganah Command,
and it follows, that of the Jewish Agency.
The King David Hotel massacre shocked
the conscience of the civilizedworld. On July 23, Anthony Eden, leader
of the British opposition Conservative
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Party, posed a question in the
House of Commons to Prime Minister Atlee of the Labor Party, asking “the
Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make on the bomb outrage
at the British Headquarters in Jerusalem.” The Prime Minister responded:
“…It appears that, after
exploding a small bomb in the street, presumably as a diversionary measure--
this did virtually no damage-- a lorry drove up to the tradesmen’s entrance
of the King David Hotel and the occupants, after holding up the staff at
pistol point, entered the kitchen premises carrying a number of milk cans.
At some stage of the proceedings, they shot and seriously wounded a British
soldier who attempted to interfere with them. All available information
so far is to the effect that they were Jews. Somewhere in the basement
of the hotel they planted bombs which went off shortly afterwards. They
appear to have made good their escape.
“Every effort is being made
to identify and arrest the perpetrators of this outrage. The work of rescue
in the debris, which was immediately organized, still continues. The next-of-kin
of casualties are being notified by telegram as soon as accurate information
is available. The House will wish to express their
profound sympathy with the
relatives of the killed and with those injured in this dastardly outrage.”
at Baldat al-Shaikh:
January 30-31, 1947(Palestine) :
This massacre took place following an argument which broke out between
Palestinian workers and Zionists in the Haifa Petroleum Refinery, leading
to the deaths of a number of Palestinians and wounding and killing approximately
sixty Zionists. A large number of the Palestinian Arab workers were living
in Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa, located in the southeast of Haifa. Consequently,
the Zionists planned to take revenge on behalf of fellow Zionists who had
been killed in the refinery by attacking Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa.1
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On the night of January 30-31,
1947, a mixed force composed of the First Battalion
of Palmakh and the Carmelie
brigade (estimated at approximately 150 to 200
Zionist terrorists) launched
a raid against the two towns under the leadership of
Hayim Afinu'am.]2 They focused
their attack on the outskirts of Baldat al-Shaikh and
Hawasa. Taking the outlying
homes by surprise as their inhabitants slept, they pelted
them with hand grenades,
then went inside, firing their machine guns.3 The terrorist
attack led to the deaths
of approximately sixty citizens inside their homes, most of
them women, elderly and children.4
The attack lasted for an hour, after which the
Zionists withdrew at 2:00
a.m., having attacked a large number of noncombatant
homes.5 According to a report
written by the leader of the terrorist operation, "the
attacking units slipped into
the town and began working on the houses. And due to
the fact that gunfire was
directed inside the rooms, it was not possible to avoid
injuring women and children."6
13 December 1947(Palestine) : 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
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.
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18 December 1947(Palestine) : 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.
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19 December 1947(Palestine) : 5 Arab
children were murdered when Jewish terrorists blew up the house of the
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Semiramis Hotel Massacre:
5/7/1948(Palestine): The Jewish
Agency escalated their terror campaign against Palestinian Arabs.
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They decided to perpetrate
a wholesale massacre by bombing the Semiramis Hotel in the Katamon section
of Jerusalem, in order to drive out the Palestinians from Jerusalem. The
massacre of the Semiramis Hotel on January 5, 1948, was the direct responsibility
of Jewish Agency leader David Ben-Gurion and Haganah leaders Moshe Sneh
and Yisrael Galili. If this massacre had taken place in World War II, they
would have been sentenced to death for their criminal responsibility along
with the terrorists who placed the explosives.
A description of the massacre
of the Semiramis Hotel from the United Nations Documents follows, as well
as the Palestinian Police report on the crime sent to the Colonial Office
January 5, 1948. Haganah
terrorists made a most barbarous attack at one o’clock in the early morning
of Monday…at the Semiramis Hotel in the Katamon section of Jerusalem, killing
innocent people and wounding many. The Jewish Agency terrorist forces blasted
the entrance to the hotel by a small bomb and then placed bombs in the
basement of the building. As a result of the explosion the whole building
collapsed with its residents. As the terrorists withdrew, they started
shooting at the houses in the neighborhood. Those killed were: Subhi El-Taher,
Moslem; Mary Masoud, Christian; Georgette Khoury, Christian; Abbas Awadin,
Moslem; Nazira Lorenzo, Christian; Mary Lorenzo, Christian; Mohammed
Saleh Ahmed, Moslem; Ashur
Abed El Razik Juma, Moslem; Ismail Abed El Aziz, Moslem; Ambeer Lorenzo,
Christian; Raof Lorenzo, Christian; Abu Suwan Christian family, seven members,
husband, wife, and five children.
Besides those killed, 16
more were wounded, among them women and children. The following is a text
of a cable by the High Commissioner for Palestine to the Colonial Office
about the massacre:
Jerusalem. 0117 hours, Urban.
At approximately 0117 hours, a grenade was thrown into the Semiramis Hotel,
Katamon Quarter, causing superficial damage but no casualties. During the
ensuing confusion, a charge was placed in the building and it exploded
about one minute later, completely demolishing half the hotel. Witnesses
have stated that the perpetrators arrived by way of the Upper Katamon Road
in two taxis. Four persons are reported to have alighted from the first
taxi, and one person, who apparently covered the main party, from the second.
All were wearing European clothes…
at Dair Yasin:
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. Their
purpose was to uproot the Palestinian people from their land by coming
upon the inhabitants of the village
unawares, destroying their homes
and burning them down on top of those inside, thereby
making clear to the entire world to what depths of barbarism Zionist had
sunk. The attack began as the children
were asleep in their mothers' and fathers' arms.
In the words of Menachim Begin as he described events, "the Arabs fought
tenaciously in defense of their homes,
their women and their children." The fighting proceeded
from house to house, and whenever the Jews occupied a house, they
would blow it up, then direct a
call to the inhabitants to flee or face death. Believing
the threat, the people left in terror
in hopes of saving their children and women. But what
should the Stern and Irgun gangs do but rush to mow down whoever fell within
range of their weapons. Then, in a
picture of barbarism the likes of which humanity has
rarely witnessed except on the part of the most depraved, the terrorists
began throwing bombs
inside the houses in order to bring them down on whoever was
inside. The orders they had received
were for them to destroy every house. Behind the
explosives there marched the Stern and Irgun terrorists, who killed whoever
they found alive. The
explosions continued in the same barbaric fashion until the
afternoon of April 10, 1948.7 Then
they gathered together the civilians who were still alive,
stood them up beside the walls and in corners, then fired on them.8 About
twenty-five men were brought out of
the houses, loaded onto a truck and led on a
"victory tour" in the neighborhood
of Judah Mahayina and Zakhroun Yousif. At the end
of the tour, the men were brought to a stone quarry located between Tahawwu'at
Shawul and Dair Yasin, where they were
shot in cold blood. Then the Etsel and Layhi "fighters"
brought the women and the children who had managed to survive up to a
truck and took them to the Mendelbaum
Gate.8 Finally, a Hagana unit came and dug a
mass grave in which it buried 250 Arab corpses, most of them women, children
and the elderly.9
A woman who survived the massacre
by the name of Halima Id describes what happened
to her sister. She says, "I saw a soldier grabbing my sister, Saliha
al-Halabi, who was nine months pregnant.
He pointed a machine gun at her neck, then
emptied its contents into her body. Then he turned into a butcher, and
grabbed a knife and ripped
open her stomach to take out the slaughtered child with his
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iniquitous Nazi knife."10 In another
location in the village, Hanna Khalil, a girl at the time,
saw a man unsheathing a large knife and ripping open the body her neighbor
Jamila Habash from head to toe. Then
he murdered their neighbor Fathi in the same way
at the entranceway to the house.11 A 40-year-old woman named Safiya
describes how she was come upon by
a man who suddenly opened up his trousers
and pounced on her. "I began screaming and wailing. But the women around
me were all meeting
the same fate. After that they tore off our clothes so that they could
fondle our breasts and our bodies with gestures too horrible to describe."12
Some of the soldiers
cut off women's ears in order to get at a few small earrings.13
Once news of the massacre had gotten out, a delegation from the Red Cross
tried to visit
the village. However, they weren't allowed to visit the site until a day
time they had requested.
Meanwhile the Zionists tried to cover up the evidence of
their crime. They gathered up as much as they could of the victims' dismembered
corpses, threw them in the village well, then closed it up. And they tried
to change the landmarks
in the area so that the Red Cross representative wouldn't be able to find
his way there. However, he did find his way to the well, where he found
150 maimed corpses
belonging to women, children and the elderly. And in addition to the bodies
which were found in the well, scores of others had been buried in mass
still others remained strewn
over street corners and in the ruins of houses.14
Afterwards, the head of the
terrorist Hagana gang which had taken part in burying the
Palestinian civilians wrote saying that his group had not undertaken a
against armed men, the reason being that they wanted to plant fear in the
Arabs' hearts. This was the reason they chose a peaceable, unarmed village,
since in this way
they could spread terror among the Arabs and force them to flee.15
13-14 April 1948(Palestine) :
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.
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Abu Shusha Massacre
THE TANTURA MASSACRE:
May 15, 1948 (Palestine): "From testimonies and information I got from
Jewish and Arab witnesses and from soldiers who were there, at least 200
people from the village of Tantura were killed by Israeli troops...
"From the numbers, this is definitely one of the biggest massacres,"
Teddy Katz an Israeli historian said Tantura, near Haifa in northern Palestine,
had 1,500 residents at the time. It was later demolished to make way for
a parking lot for a nearby beach and the Nahsholim kibbutz, or cooperative
Fawzi Tanji, now 73 and a refugee at a camp in the West Bank, is from
Tantura he said:
I was 21 years old then.They took a group of 10 men,lined them up against
the cemetery wall and killed them.Then they brought another group, killed
them, threw away the bodies and so on, Tanji said. I was waiting for my
turn to die in cold blood as I saw the men drop in front of me.
Katz said other Palestinians were killed inside their homes and in other
parts of the village. At one point, he said, soldiers shot at anything
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21 May 1948(Palestine): 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.
11 July 1948 (Palestine): 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. Yetzak 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.
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On October 29 Palestine): the
Israeli army brutally massacred about 100 women and children, precipitating
a massive flight of people from that village on the western side of the
Hebron mountains. Mr. Walid Khalidi, author of All That Remains, says that
the Palestinian inhabitants at Dawayma faced one of the larger Israel massacres,
though today it is among the least well-known.
The following are excerpts
of a description of the massacre published in the
Israeli daily ‘Al ha Mishmar,
quoted in All That Remains:
The children they killed by
breaking their heads with sticks. There was not a house
without dead…one commander
ordered a sapper to put two old women in a certain
house…and to blow up the
house with them. The sapper refused…the commander then ordered his men
to put in the old women and the evil deed was done. One soldier boasted
that he had raped a woman and then shot her…
A former mukhtar (head of
a village) of Dawayma interviewed in 1984 by the Israeli daily Hadashot,
also quoted by Mr. Khalidi, offered another description:
The people fled, and everyone
they saw in the houses, they shot and killed. They
also killed people in the
streets. They came and blew up my house, in the presence of eye-witnesses…the
moment that the tanks came and opened fire, I left the village immediately.
At about half-past ten, two tanks passed the Darawish Mosque. About 75
old people were there, who had come early for Friday prayers. They gathered
in the mosque to pray. They were all killed.
About 35 families had been
hiding in caves outside Dawayma, according to the
mukhtar, and when the Israeli
forces discovered them they were told to come out, line up, and begin walking.
“And as they started to walk, they were shot by machine guns from two sides…we
sent people there that night, who collected the bodies, put them into a
cistern, and buried them,” the mukhtar told the Israeli daily.
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26/10/1948 (Lebanon) :Houla is located
in southern Lebanon, only a few kilometers from the Israeli border. When
Arab volunteers gathered to liberate Palestine from "Israeli" occupation,
they established their headquarters in Houla, on hills overlooking Palestine.
The force was successful in fending off major attacks on Lebanese villages,
but the fighters suddenly withdrew on October 26, 1948." "Jewish militants
attacked the town to avenge the residents' support of Arab resistance forces.
On October 31, Jewish militants dressed in traditional Arab attire entered
the border village. Residents gathered to cheer the men, thinking Arab
volunteer fighters had returned. They were wrong. The militants rounded
up 85 people and detained them in a number of houses, firing live ammunition
at the civilians and killing all but three. That was not enough. Jewish
militants blew up the houses with dead corpses inside. They confiscated
property and livestock. The three who survived the massacre, of whom one
is still alive, and other town residents fled to Beirut. Following the
armistice agreement between Lebanon and "Israel" in 1949, village residents
returned to find their houses in rubbles and their farms burnt. Houla remains
under Israeli occupation today, and has suffered the brunt of "Israeli"
animosity towards Lebanon. Only 1,200 out of 12,000 people remain in the
village. The Houla massacre was one of a series of massacres committed
by "Israel" against Lebanese civilians.
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1948 (Lebanon) : After forcing the population together in the
mosque of the village, the occupation forces ordered then to face
the wall, then started shooting them from behind until the
mosque was turned into bloodbath, 105 person were mrytyred.
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7 Febraury 1951(Palestine): 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,raeli 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.
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14-15/10/1953 (Palestine): On the
night of October 14-15, 1953 , this village was the object of a brutal
"Israeli" attack which was carried out by units from the regular army as
part of a pre-meditated plan and in which a variety of weapon types
were used. On the
evening of October 14, an
Israeli military force estimated at about 600 soldiers
moved toward the village.
Upon arrival, it surrounded it and cordoned it off from all of
the other Arab villages.
The attack began with concentrated, indiscriminate artillery
fire on the homes in the
village. This continued until the main force reached the
outskirts of the village.
Meanwhile, other forces headed for nearby Arab towns such
as Shuqba, Badrus and Na'lin
in order to distract them and prevent any aid from
reaching the people in Qibya.
They also planted mines on various roads so as to
isolate the village completely.
As units of the Israeli infantry were attacking the village
residents, units of military
were placing explosives around some of the
houses in the village and
blowing them up with everyone in them under the protection
of the infantrymen, who fired
on everyone who tried to flee. These acts of brutality
continued until 4:00 a.m.,
October 15, 1953, at which time the enemy forces
withdrew to the bases from
which they had begun.16 There was a particular sight the
memory of which remained
in the minds of all who saw it: an Arab woman sitting on a
pile of debris and casting
a forlorn look into the sky. From beneath the rubble one
could see small legs and
hands which were the remains of her six children, while the
bullet-maimed body of her
husband lay in the road before her.17
This vicious terrorist attack
resulted in the destruction of 56 houses, the village
mosque, the village school
and the water tank which supplied it with water. Moreover,
67 citizens lost their lives,
both men and women, with many others wounded.18
Terrorist Ariel Sharon, the
commander of the "101" unit which undertook the terrorist
aggression, stated that his
leaders' orders had been clear with regard to how the
residents of the village
were to be dealt with. He says, "The orders were utterly clear:
Qibya was to be an example
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KAFR QASEM MASSACRE:
On October 29, 1956 (Palestine):
the day on which Israel launched its assault on Egypt , units of Israel
Frontier guards started at 4:00 PM what they called a tour of the
Triangle Villages. They told the Mukhtars (Aldermen) of those villages
that the curfew from that day onwards was to start from 5:00 PM instead
of the usual 6:00 PM, and that the inhabitants are requested to stay home.
The Mukhtar (Alderman) protested that there were about 400 villagers working
outside the village and there was not enough time to inform them of the
new times. An officer assured him that they will be taken care of.
Meanwhile, the officers positioned
themselves at the village entrance. At about 4.55 PM, unaware of
the ambush awaiting them, the innocent farmers started flocking in after
a hard day of work. The Israeli soldiers started stepping out of their
military trucks and ordered the villagers to line up. Then the officer
in charge screamed "REAP THEM," and the soldiers
riddled the bodies of the Palestinian
villagers with bullets in cold blood. With the massacre practically over,
the soldiers moved around finishing off whoever still had a pulse in him.
The government of Israel took great
pains to hide the truth, but after the investigation was concluded, Ben
Gurion, the Israeli Prime Minister, announced that some people in the Triangle
had been injured by thefrontier guards. The press also was part of the
conspiracy to cover up the incident. The Hebrew press wrote about a "mistake?"
and a "misfortune" , when it mentioned the victims, and it was difficult
to tell whom it meant.
More absurd than the trial of accomplices
was their light sentences. The court found Major Meilinki and Lt. Daham
guilty of killing 43 people and sentenced the former to 17 years and the
latter to 15 years. What was remarkable about the Israeli official attitude
was that various authorities competed to lighten the killer's sentences.
Finally, the committee for the release of prisoners ordered the remission
of a third of the prison sentence of all those who were convicted. In September
1960, Daham was appointed in the municipality of the city of Ramle as officer
for the Arab Affairs.
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3/11/1956 (Palestine): Another massacre
is committed on November 3, 1956 when the Israelis occupy the town of Khan
Yunis and the adjacent refugee camp. The Israelis claim that there
resistance, but the refugees state
that all resistance had ceased when the Israelis arrived and that all of
the victims were unarmed civilians.
Many homes in Khan Yunis are raided
at random. Corpses lie everywhere and because of the curfew no one
could go out to bury them. (An UNRWA investigation later found that the
Israelis at Khan Yunis and therefugee camp had murdered 275 civilians that
After the Israelis withdrew from
Gaza under American pressure, a mass grave
was unearthed at Khan Yunis in
March 1957. The grave contained the bodies
of forty Arabs who had been shot
in the back of the head after their hands
had been tied. ("IMPERIAL
ISRAEL", Michael Palumbo; London; Bloomsbury Publishing; 1990 pp.
30 - 32, citing UN General Assembly: Official Record, 11th session supplement,
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in Gaza City:
5/4/1956 (Palestine): On
the evening of Thursday, April 5, 1956, Zionist occupation forces fired
20-mm mortar artillery on the city of Gaza. The shelling was concentrated
against the city center, which was teaming with civilians going about
their day-to-day affairs.29 Most of the shelling was directed against
Mukhtar Street, Palestine Square and nearby streets, as well as the Shuja'iyya
district.30 As a result of this terrorist massacre carried out by gangs
belonging to the Zionist Army against the Palestinian people, 56 people
were killed and 103 were injured, the victims including men, women and
children. Some of the wounded died subsequently, bringing the death toll
including 27 women, 29 men
and 4 children.31
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13 November 1966(Palestine):
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.
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1975 (Lebanon) :The 1sraelis perpetrated this massacre starting with
a booby-trapped bomb. Then Israeli's detained three brothers, and killed
them. They threw Their bodies on the road. 9 cicvlians were killed, 23
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15/10/1975(Lebanon): An Israeli tank deliberately ran over a car carrying
people, and none of them escaped death.
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Hanin Massacre :
16/10/1976(Lebanon): After a two- month siege and hours of shelling,
the occupation forces stormed the village and turned it into a bloodbath.
20 perosn were mrtyred.
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Bint Jbeil Massacre :
21/10/1976(Lebanon):The crowded market was the target of a sudden barrage
of Israeli bombs, slaughtering a lot of people. 23 were killed, 30 were
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Abbasieh Massacre :
17/3/1978 (Lebanon): During the invasion of 1978, the Israeli warplanes
mosque of the town on the heads of the women, children
and the elderly who used the holy place as a shelter from the
heavy Israeli shelling.80 perosn were martyred.
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Adloun Massacre :
17/3/1978 (Lebanon): At Adloun on march 17, two cars carrying 8 passengers
came under Israeli fire while they were on their way to Beirut. One
passenger only escaped death.
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Saida Massacre :
4/4/1981 (Lebanon) :One of Saida’s residential areas was targeted by
the Israeli artillery which resulted in killing of many civilians and damaging
to many buildings.20 perosn were kiled, 30 were wounded.
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Fakhani Massacre :
17/7/1981 (Lebanon):A horrible massacre took place when Israeli warplanes
raided a crowded residential area using the most developed weapons killing
and wounding many citizens. 150 perosn were killed, 600 were wounded.
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Beirut Massacre :
17/7/1981 (Lebanon)Israeli warplanes staged several raids on many parts
of Beirut, Ouzai, Ramlet Al baida, fakhani, chatila and the area of the
Arab University, killing many citizens. 150 person were killed, 600
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at the Sabra and Shatila Camps:
A number of events led to
the decision of an extremist terrorist group of the Lebanese kata'ib forces
and forces belonging to the Zionist Army to carry out massacres against
the Palestinians. From the beginning of the Zionist invasion of Lebanon,
the Zionists and their agents were working toward being able to extirpate
the Palestinian presence in Lebanon. This may be seen from a number of
massacres of which the world heard only little, carried out by Israeli
forces and militias under their command in the Palestinian camps in south
Lebanon (al-Rushaidiya, 'Ayn al-Hilu, al-Miya Miya, and others).32
This massacre was thus the outcome of a long mathematical calculation.
It was carried out by groups of
Lebanese forces under the
leadership of Ilyas Haqiba, head of the kata'ib intelligence apparatus
and with the approval of the Zionist Minister of Defense, Ariel Sharon
and the Commander of the Northern District, General Amir Dawri. High-level
Israeli officers had been planning for some time to enable the Lebanese
forces to go into the Palestinian camps once West Beirut had been surrounded.33
Two days before the massacre began
- on the evening of September 14 - planning and coordination meetings were
held between terrorist Sharon and his companion, Eitan. Plans were laid
to have the kata'ib forces storm the camps, and at dawn, September 15,
Israel stormed West Beirut and cordoned off the camps. A high-level meeting
was held on Thursday morning, September 16, 1982 in which Israel was represented
by General Amir Dawri, Supreme Commander of the Northern Forces.
The job of carrying out the
operation was assigned to Eli Haqiba, a major security official in the
Lebanese forces. The meeting was also attended by Fadi Afram, Commander
of the Lebanese Forces.34
The process of storming the camps
began before sunset on Thursday, September 16,35 and continued for approximately
The Israeli Army surrounded the
camps, providing the murderers with all the support, aid and facilities
necessary for them to carry out their appalling crime. They supplied them
with bulldozers and with the necessary pictures and maps. In addition,
they set off incandescent bombs in the air in order to turn night into
day so that none of the Palestinians would be able to escape death's grip.
And those who did flee - women, children and the elderly - were brought
back inside the camps by Israeli soldiers to face their destiny.36 At noon
on Friday, the second day of the terrorist massacre, and with the approval
of the Israeli Army, the kata'ib forces began receiving more ammunition,
while the forces which had been in the camps were replaced by other, "fresh"
forces.37 On Saturday morning, September 18, 1982, the massacre had
reached its peak, and thousands of Sabra and Shatila camp residents had
Information about the massacre
began to leak out after a number of children and women fled to the Gaza
Hospital in the Shatila camp, where they told doctors what was happening.
News of the massacre also began to reach some foreign journalists on Friday
morning, September 17.38
One of the journalists who
went into the camps after the massacre reports what he saw, saying, "The
corpses of the Palestinians had been thrown among the rubble that remained
of the Shatila camp. It was impossible to know exactly how many victims
there were, but there had to be more than 1,000 dead. Some of the men who
had been executed had been lined up in front of a wall, and bulldozers
used in an attempt to bury
the bodies and cover up the aftermath of the massacre.
But the hands and feet of the victims
protruded from the debris."
Hasan Salama (57 years old),
whose 80-year-old brother was killed in the massacre, says, "They came
from the mountains in thirty huge trucks. At first they started killing
people with knives so that they wouldn't make any noise. Then on Friday
there were snipers in the Shatila camp killing anybody who crossed the
street. On Friday afternoon, armed men began going into the houses and
firing on men, women and children. Then they started blowing up the houses
and turning them into piles of
Author Amnoun Kabliyouk [p.
10] writes in his book about the tragedy of a young Palestinian girl who,
like the rest of the children in the camp, faced this horrific massacre.
Thirteen years old, she was the only survivor out of her entire family
(her father, her mother, her grandfather and all her brothers and sisters
were killed). She related to a Lebanese officer, saying, "We stayed in
the shelter until really late on Thursday night, but then I decided to
leave with my girl friend because we couldn't breathe anymore. Then all
of a sudden we saw people raising white flags and handkerchiefs and coming
toward the kata'ib saying, 'We're for peace and harmony.'
And they killed them right
then and there. The women were screaming, moaning and begging [for mercy].
As for me, I ran back to our house and got into the bathtub. I saw them
leading our neighbors away and shooting them. I tried to stand up at the
window to look outside, but one of the kata'ib fighters saw me and shot
at me. So I went back to the bathtub and stayed there for five hours. When
I came out, they grabbed me and threw me down with everybody else. One
of them asked me if I was Palestinian, and I said yes. My nine-month-old
nephew was beside me, and he was crying and screaming so much that one
of the men got angry, so he shot him. I burst into tears and told him that
this baby had been all the family I had left. That made him all the more
angry, and he took the baby and tore him in two."41
The massacre continued until
noon on Saturday, September 18, leaving between 3,000 and 3,500 Palestinian
and Lebanese civilians dead, most of them women, children and elderly people.42
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Jibsheet Massacre :
27/3/1984(Lebanon): The occupation forcers’ tanks and helicopters fired
at a crowded people killing many civilians. 7 perosns were martyred, 10
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Sohmor Massacre :
19/9/1984 (Lebanon): The occupation forces stormed the town with tanks,
vehicles and ordered the inhabitants to congregate at the town's mosque
where they fired at them. 13 martyrs, 12 wounded.
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Seer Al Garbiah Massacre :
23/3/1985 (Lebanon): The massacre took place at Al- Husseinieh building
where people took shelter from the shelling of the Israeli soldiers who
stormed the town with a huge number of military vehicles.7 persons were
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5/3/1985(Lebanon): The occupation forces planted an explosive device
in the Husseinieh building of the town .It was detonated during the
distribution of aid to the citizens who lost their lives. 15 perosns were
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Zrariah Massacre :
11/3/1985(Lebanon): Following heavy shelling the occupation forces stormed
the town with about 100 vehicles and perpetrated a butchery, killing children,
women and the elderly. 22 civlians were slaughtred.
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Homeen Al-Tahta Massacre :
21/3/1985(Lebanon): After attacking the village with 140 army vehicles,
the occupation forces ordered the inhabitants to gather at the school of
the village. They then destroyed it over their heads. 20 incoent person
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Jibaa Massacre :
30/3/1985(Lebanon): A huge enemy force attacked the town and put it
under siege, .When some people tried to escape the siege, the enemy soldiers
fired at them, killing and wounding a lot of them. 5 perosn were killed,
5 were wounded.
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Yohmor Massacre :
13/4/1985 (Lebanon): At one O’clock in the morning, an Israeli armored
force entered the town using civilian cars and opened fire at the houses
which resulted in the killing of 10 people, among them a family of six
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Tiri massacre :
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17/8/1986 (Lebanon): Merciless crimes against civilians increased in
the town with the occupation forces cutting the hands and ears from the
head. 4 perosns were killed, 79 were crippled and wounded.
Al-Naher Al-Bared Massacre
11/12/1986(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes raided this Palestinian
refugee camp killing many of the refugees. 20 person were killed , 22 were
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Ain Al-Hillwee Massacre(Palestinian
5/9/1987(Lebanon): The enemy jet fighters launched two raids killing
31 and wounding 41 others. The refugees were hit by a thin raid while they
casualties, 34 more being killed.
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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.
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25/7/1990(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes bombed a house, among the
3 killed a four years old child.
AL-AQSA MOSQUE MASSACRE:
October 8, 1990:
As an extension of the Zionist
policy based upon exercising control over the city of
Jerusalem and emptying it of its [Arab] residents by various and sundry
means, such as
Zionist terrorism and shedding the blood of the Palestinian people - a
policy which Zionists
have acted upon on numerous occasions - Zionist authorities
undertook on Monday, October 8, 1990 to carry out this heinous massacre
Several days before the events
of the massacre began, the "Temple Trustees" group
distributed a statement to the media on the occasion of a religious festival
of theirs which
they call "the Throne Festival". In the statement the organization announced
that it intended to stage a march to the Temple Mount (or so they call
it). The statement
called upon Jews to participate in this march since, according to the
statement, it would involve the decisive act of placing the foundation
stone for what is
called "the Third Temple."
In addition, the founder of the organization, Ghershoun
Salmoun, announced that "the Arab-Islamic occupation of the temple area
must come to an
end, and the Jews must renew their profound ties to the sacred area."
The march, in which 200,000 Jews took part, headed toward al-Aqsa Mosque
in order for "the
foundation stone" of the so-called "Third Temple" to be put in place.43
At the same time, that is, at 10:00 a.m. and a half-hour before the beginning
massacre, Israeli occupation
forces began placing military barriers along various
roads leading to Jerusalem in order to prevent Palestinians from getting
to the city.
They also closed the doors
of the mosque itself and forbid Jerusalem residents to go
in. However, thousands had already gathered inside the mosque before this
time in response
to calls from the imam of the mosque and the Islamic movement to protect
the mosque and to prevent the "Temple Trustees" from storming it and perhaps
even imposing Jewish
control over it.44
When the Muslim worshippers began resisting the Zionist group to prevent
them from placing
the "foundation stone" for their so-called temple, Zionist occupation
forces began carrying out the massacre, using all the weapons at their
gas bombs, automatic weapons, military helicopters, etc. The soldiers,
[Israeli] intelligence men
and Jewish settlers resorted to firing live ammunition in the
form of a continuous spray of machine-gun fire which came from all directions
and in a well planned
and coordinated fashion. The result was that thousands of Palestinian
worshippers of various ages and nationalities found themselves in a mass
death trap. Twenty-three
Palestinians were killed, and 850 others were wounded to varying
degrees.45 The Israeli soldiers began firing at 10:30 a.m. and stopped
35 minutes later.
They opened fire on the Palestinian worshippers randomly and in cold blood.
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Then they pursued them with
clubs and rifles [outside the mosque].46 Nurse Fatima
Abu Khadir, who was wounded by a bullet which fractured her wrist, states,
"We went into the
mosque precincts in an ambulance. I saw a large number of injured who had
fallen on the ground. Then I saw lots of soldiers, hundreds of soldiers.
They were about
30 meters from the ambulance and kneeling on one knee the way snipers do,
and their weapons were aimed inside the ambulance. After that I couldn't
News agencies described the
blessed precincts of al-Aqsa Mosque saying that
blood had covered "the entire two hundred meters between the Dome of the
Rock and al-Aqsa
Mosque. Blood was flowing everywhere, all over the wide steps, and
had stained the white tile the length of the broad courtyard, as well as
the doors of both
mosques. The walls of the two mosques had long, crimson lines etched onto
them by bleeding hands, and blood had stained the white uniforms of the
first-aid workers. Everyone
- the wounded and the more fortunate, first-aid workers,
journalists, and Israeli soldiers - all of them looked as though they were
swimming in blood.48
Physician Muhammad Abu 'Ayila
relates what happened to him and to a wounded
man to whom he had been trying to administer first aid, and how the Zionists'
glee at the sight
of Palestinian blood spilled in the precincts of the holy mosque had blinded
their eyes so much that they couldn't distinguish between a young child
and an old man,
between a man and a woman, between a wounded man and one seeking to
treat him. He says, "I got out of the ambulance carrying a first-aid kit.
I was wearing a
white uniform. The soldiers
saw me and knew I was a doctor. But when I got to the
wounded person nearest me and bent down to treat him, I got three bullets
in my back in the
region of the kidney. At that very moment, the wounded man near me
died. But he could have been saved if I hadn't been hit."49 Most of the
wounds, in fact,
were in the head and in the heart.50
Then, in a farce designed
to justify the crime which had been committed by Zionists'
hands now stained with Palestinian blood, terrorist Yitzhaq Shamir, Prime
Minister of the
Zionist entity at that time, hastened to form a fact-finding committee
which he called
the "Zamir Committee" after its head, Tu'fi Zamir, former head of the Israeli
Mossad. As for the outcome of the committee's investigation, it was announced
by Moshe Almert,
head of the Media Office of the occupation government, who said,
"The report confirms clearly
that the responsibility and fault for escalating [the conflict]
lies on the side of the thousands of Muslim extremists, who were attacking
the holy place
of the Jews."51
February 25, 1994 (Palestine):
While worshippers in the Ibrahimi
Mosque in the city of Hebron were kneeling and
prostrating before God, turning
their faces toward the sacred house of God in the
Friday dawn prayer on February
25, 1994, showers of treacherous Zionist bullets
began raining down on them
from all directions, felling more than 350 peaceable
worshippers, some of whom
were killed, and others wounded. And thus began the
second chapter of this terrorist
massacre at the hands of terrorist settler Baroukh
Goldstein and his helpers.
As for the first chapter, it had begun at the hour for the
final evening prayer on Thursday,
at which time Jewish settlers and soldiers
prevented Muslim worshippers
from entering the sacred masque to perform the
evening prayer under the
pretext that this was the day of their "Boleme" feast.
Terrorist settlers gathered
in the outer courtyards of the mosque and began setting
off fireworks in the direction
of the worshippers. Some time after this, the occupation
forces allowed them to go
inside the mosque itself in groups. At 10:00 p.m. the
Muslim worshippers were asked
to leave the mosque, and Zionist occupation
soldiers began beating many
of them as they left.
Hatim Qufaysha, a witness
of the Zionist crime, says, "At 5:20 a.m. today everyone
was standing up [in the mosque].
As I took off my shoes, I saw an old man wearing
military clothes who was
running along carrying a huge weapon loaded with
ammunition. I was surprised
to see him come into the mosque during the prayer. He
opened fire, and I ran away
and asked the soldier who guards the area to intervene.
But all he did was beat me
up, then I left the mosque area.52
Eye witnesses who survived
the massacre say, "We heard the sound of a muffled
explosion. It was followed
by the whiz of bullets passing over the heads of the
worshippers." Talal Abu Sunayna,
who was shot in both shoulders, adds, "I saw a
settler hiding behind one
of the pillars in the mosque' as he fired on the worshippers
with his rifle. Another [Jewish]
settler stood beside him loading a second rifle so that
it would be ready to go to
work next."53 Muhammad Sari, one of the worshippers
present at the time of the
massacre, states, "People are used to attending the dawn
prayer on Fridays in large
numbers." He estimated the number of worshippers
present that morning at about
500. Then he added, "the muezzin announced the
beginning of the prayer,
so we knelt and made the first prostration. Then all of a
sudden we heard the sound
of heavy gun fire coming from behind us. When I turned
around in the direction of
the sound, I saw a soldier in full uniform. He had put ear
pieces in his ears, and he
was holding a rapid-firing machine gun and firing in the
direction of the worshippers."54
Sari was wounded in both legs when he tried to
stand up. A number of young
men were able to get over to where the attacker was
and to protect others in
the mosque with their bodies. And within moments Goldstein
had been brought to the ground
by the young men.55 But due to the heavy gun fire,
the mosque had turned into
something on the order of a slaughterhouse, filled with
pools of blood. Muhammad
Sulayman Abu Salih, a custodian at the Abrahamic
mosque, describes the terrifying
sight inside the mosque saying, "The terrorist was
trying to kill as many people
as possible. The corpses were scattered all over,
spattering the floor of the
mosque with blood. Worshippers who had been prostrate
tried to flee in terror,
and some of them fell on the floor." Then he adds, "I shouted at
the top of my lungs to the
soldiers to come and stop him, but all they did was run
away. The armed man reloaded
his rifle at least once and killed at least seven
people at one time, the contents
of their skulls scattering all over the floor. He kept on
shooting for ten minutes,
and the army didn't step in until the massacre was over."
Sheikh Ibrahim Abdeen, the
imam of the mosque, says that the bullets were coming
from several places, that
it was a true blood bath. The Israeli soldiers' reaction was
very slow; they actually
delayed the arrival of the ambulances.57 Nor did this terrorist
massacre stop with the killing
of Goldstein. When the shooting stopped, the soldiers
came pouring into the mosque.
According to witnesses of the massacre, the
soldiers, together with a
number of Jewish settlers, opened fire on those who had
gathered around Goldstein,
and not one of them survived. And thus occurred the
second massacre. Then outside
the mosque, the soldiers opened fire on the
ambulance which had arrived
at the mosque to treat the wounded; thus occurred the
third massacre, which itself
did not stop there, since the soldiers pursued the
wounded and those seeking
to treat them as far as the doors of the hospitals, where
they proceeded to kill even
more. Other forces pursued their victims' funeral
processions as far as the
cemetery gates, where they killed still more. Hence, this
heinous massacre carried
out against worshippers at the Ibrahimi Mosque led to
more than 24 deaths and injured
hundreds of others.
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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.
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15/4/1994(Lebanon): After blockading the town, armed men entered and
ordered the people to gather at the town's square, where they were assaulted.
Then, they took the men and women to the detention camp. Later on they
stormed, the district of the town, and killed whomever they saw.
2 perosns were l\killed, 6 were wounded.
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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 a number of settlers were taking part in
firing at Palestinians. Protests 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 Hebron.
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Deir Al-Zahrani Massacre:
The Israeli warplanes fired a "vacuum" missile at a two- story
building,in Deir Al-Zahranee which was destroyed over the heads of the
inhabitants. 8 people were killed , 17 wee injured.
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Nabatiyeh (school bus)
The Israeli warplanes targeted school bus ful of puiples 4 childs were
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The Sohmor Second Massacre :
The Israeli artillery targeted a civilian car carrying eight passengers,
killing all of them .
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On 13 April 1996, at about 1:30 P.M., an IDF helicopter
fired rockets at a vehicle carrying thirteen civilians fleeing the village
of al-Mansuri, killing two women and four young girls. The vehicle was
a Volvo station wagon with a blue flooding light, a red crescent painted
on the hood and the word “ambulance” written in Arabic. Reporters at the
scene filmed the incident. The film footage shows, and testimony of UN
soldiers who arrived immediately after the car was hit corroborate, that
there were no weapons or any other type of military equipment in the car,
only some food and clothes. Amnesty’s investigation revealed that none
of the passengers were connected to Hizbullah.
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18 April 1996, Eleven persons were killed and ten injured in an IDF
air attack on a house in Nabatiyya al-Faqwah, some three kilometers north
of Nabatiyya, in South Lebanon. Eight of those killed were from one family:
a mother and her seven children, including a four-day-old baby. Around
6:30 a.m., IDF helicopters fired rockets at three buildings in the village,
demolishing one totally and severely damaging the other two. Lebanese families
were living in the buildings. The IDF Spokesperson claimed that the helicopters
fired at the building in which the eleven were killed because Hizbullah
was hiding there after firing the mortars. Investigations conducted by
Amnesty and HRW did not confirm this contention The IDF's statement ignored
the fact that the IDF fired at two other buildings during the same attack.
18 April 1996, The "ethnic
cleansing" operations carried out by the Zionist terrorist army have
encompassed not only Palestinian
civilians, but Lebanese civilians in south Lebanon
In an attempt to break the
power of the Lebanese Hizbollah organization, Zionist
forces undertook a military
operation against south Lebanon. This operation was
likewise based upon the Zionist
mentality, supportive as it is of blood-letting and
terrorism and based upon
the belief that "exercising pressure against Lebanese
citizens . . . will lead
in practical terms to comprehensive, overall pressure on account
of which the Hizbollah organization
will be obliged to adhere to a ceasefire."59 Given
this reasoning, the Zionist
forces bombed the shelter which was providing refuge to
approximately five hundred
Lebanese, most of whom were children, elderly and
women who had been forced
out of their homes by Israeli raids on their villages, and
who had been unable to get
to Beirut. This bombing led to the deaths of 109
Lebanese civilians and seriously
wounded 116 others. During the attack, Israeli
forces used between 5 and
6 advanced bombs designed to explode above their
target in order to cause
the largest possible number of casualties. Moreover,
confirmed that the Israeli forces had deliberately targeted
Ali, one of those wounded
in the attack, says, "I fled in the morning with two friends
and went for refuge to the
emergency forces in Qana. I had my wife and my four
children with me. They led
us into a shelter where there were about fifty people. Then
suddenly the sound of bombing
rang out. A first shell, then a second fell near the
shelter, and as we were trying
to get out, another shell hit the shelter directly. I don't
know what happened to my
wife and children."61 Fadi Jabir weeps as he talks about
things he saw after the Israeli
bombs fell on those who had left their homes to come
to the base for the UN Fayjiya
peace-keeping forces. He says, "I heard people
shouting 'Allahu akbar!',
and a woman fell down unconscious. I reached out to get an
idea what had happened to
her, and her brain fell into my hand."62 As for Sa'd Allah
Balhas, who was wounded by
a piece of shrapnel in the Zionist massacre, he says,
"In one second I lost everything:
my children, 14 of my grandchildren, and my wife. I
don't want to live anymore.
Tell the doctors to let me die."63
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March 10 1998 :Israeli Occupied
West Bank, March 10--Israeli soldiers opened fire with automatic
weapons on a van full of unarmed
Palestinian workers, killing Adnan Abu Zneid, 34, and two other Palestinians.
Two more laborers were wounded as the group returned from helping to construct
a building near Tel Aviv. Eyewitnesses described the Israeli gunfire as
Israeli Army Maj. Uzi Dayan said
that the soldiers acted "according to regulations" in opening fire on the
van with automatic weapons at a checkpoint outside Hebron.
Ali Abu Zneid, 37, a cousin of
the deceased, was in the van and fell uninjured under the others' bodies.
He said that the Jewish soldiers, "shot to kill."
Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak
Mordechai described the killings as an "accident"
Janta Massacre :
Israeli warplanes waited for the children to come home from the
field to embrace their mother when they carried out this savage attack.
Mother and her 6 children
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24 Of June 1999 Massacres
In an interview with the "kolhaer" magazine, five Israeli soldiers said
that the artillery commander had said to his soldiers "We are skilled marksmen.
Anyhow, there are millions of Arabs... It's their problem. Whether Arabs
become one more or less is just the same...We have accomplished our duty.
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The whole issue is not about more than a group of "Arabosheem"
(a racist term hostile to Arabs used by the Israelis). We should have launched
more shells to kill more Arabs.
Western Bekaa villages Massacre:
The Israeli warplanes dropped bombs on he children who were celebrating
the “eid” festival, killing eight children and wounding 11 others.
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These are just some of the massacres
committed against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the Zionists. If the
raids on southern Lebanon old and new were to be taken into 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 operations -, the deliberate humiliation and massacres
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.
IT IS WRITTEN IN TORAH:
all of the land; beat down their pillars and break their statues and waste
all of their high places, cleansing the land and dwelling in it, for I
have given it to you for a possession"
they utterly destroyed all that was in the city both men and women, young
and old and ox and sheep and ass with the edge of the sword."
1. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part I, op. cit., p. 413, paraphrased.
2. Ghazi al-Sa'di, Massacres and Practices, 1936-1983, Amman, Dar al-Jalil
lil-Nashr wal-Dirasat [The Galilee House for Publication and Research]
1985, p. 43.
3. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, op. cit., p. 413.
4. al-Sa'di, op. cit., p. 43.
5. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, op. cit., p. 414.
6. al-Sa'di, op. cit., p. 43.
7. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part II, op. cit., p. 434.
8. Dr. Hamdan Badr, The Role of the Hagana Organization in the
Establishment of Israel, Amman: Dar al-Jalil lil-Nashr wal-Dirasat, 1985,
10. Arafat Hijazi, Dair Yasin: The Roots and Dimensions of the Crime in
Thought, p. 63.
11. Roget Delurme [sp?], trans. by Nakhla Kallas, I Accuse, no place of
Dar al-Jurmuq lil-Tiba'a wal-Nashr [The Jurmuq House for Printing
and Publication], no date, pp. 52-53.
12. Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins, O' Jerusalem, 1972, p. 275.
13. Hijazi, op. cit., p. 63.
14. al-Sa'di, op. cit., p. 60.
15. Salih al-Shar', op. cit., p. 201.
16. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part III, p. 502.
17. Jawad al-Hamad, The Palestinian People: Victim of Zionist Massacres
and Terrorism, Markaz Dirasat al-Sharq al-Awsat [Center for Middle East
Studies], 1995, p.24.
18. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part III, op. cit., pp. 502-503.
19. The Memoirs of Ariel Sharon, trans. by Antoine Abir, Beirut, Maktabat
Bisan, 1991, p. 110.
20. Emile Habiby, Kufr Qasim: the Political Massacre, Haifa: Manshourat
Arabask [Arabask Publications], 1976, p. 82.
21. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part III, op. cit., p. 653.
22. Habiby, op. cit., p. 17.
23. al-Sa'di, op. cit., pp. 85-86.
24. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part III. op. cit., p. 653.
25. Habiby, op. cit., p. 37.
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