Commemorating 65 years since the Dayr Yassin massacre
We will carry signs bearing the names of the victims of the massacre.
On Tuesday, April 9, we will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Dayr Yassin massacre. We will walk along the main street of the village (now Kanfey Nesharim Street), learn about the village and its Nakba, and pass some of the Palestinian buildings that are still standing along the road - people were massacred in some of them - as well as the Kfar Shaul mental hospital, whose buildings were once the core of the village. We'll stop at the remains of the Palestinian cemetery and end the tour in the grove behind the hospital.
We will carry signs bearing the names of the victims of the massacre.
The tour will begin at Kanfey Nesharim 24 (near Mercantile bank), Jerusalem, at 16:00, and will end at 18:00.
Umar, 052/874-3099, email@example.com
To grasp the immorality and historical perversion of this act, first review my Deir Yassin posts:
Read this article.
Read this book by Uri Milstein. And if not, here's a summary:
"Dir Yassin Massacre was a hoax" argued Israel's most distinguished military historian, Dr. Uri Milstein. He has argued the same in his many books and lectures. Each year when Israel celebrates its 'Independence Day', this issue repeats itself, a myth, an anti-Israeli myth. For 50 years the Arab propaganda has managed to 'sell' this massacre arguing that, in 1948, the Jews behaved like monsters, or like war criminals. Of course, the Arabs have declined to discuss their behavior in 1948 or 1947. According to history books or articles, the fighters of Lehi (Stern Group) and the Irgun (Begin) attacked a peaceful village, Dir Yassin, near Jerusalem and murdered 245 civilians (women & children).
Dr. Milstein researched this affair for many years and came to these illuminating conclusions:
- It was not a massacre! Civilians died because, like in many wars, civilians became victims of the battles or air bombardments. That's the nature of modern warfare. (In the Middle Ages it was different!) But is was not a planned massacre! The massacre is only a myth, an anti-Israeli myth. Today, the post-Zionist historians love to reinforce this pro-Arab, pro-Palestinian myth
- Only around 140 people were killed in the battle of Dir Yassin
- The battle took place on April 9, 1948 before the establishment of Israel on May 14, 1948. The 'Palmach' (the pro-left army) also was part of this battle together with the 'Irgun' and Lehi
- What is the origin of this myth? Milstein believed that the Israeli left in 1948 or Mapai, the party of Ben-Gurion in order to smear its 'right' camp, or the 'Irgun' and its commander Menachem Begin, used Dir Yassin, the battle. The party inflated the story and distorted the truth to build a weapon against the Right opposition to Mapai, the ruling Labor party. The person who invented the massacre is Israel's famous military historian, Col. (Ret.) Meir Pail, today, a defender of Mapai's history or military history. Also, a guardian angel of the Palmach's legacy, Dr. Pail, a military scholar has always argued that the Irgun's leaders and fighters should express regrets for this massacre and ask Israel for forgiveness. Dr. Pail developed the myth since 1948. Dr. Milstein argued that the Palmach also was not always clean.
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