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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem

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"70 Years Since the Massacre in Deir Yassin

On April 9, 1948, the village of Deir Yassin drowned in a sea of blood from the heinous massacre carried out by Zionist gangs at the forsaking of the British Mandate. At that time, Zionist gangs attacked the village of Deir Yassin at dawn and by midday, 100 Palestinian villagers had been massacred.

The massacre occurred in full view of the British Mandate forces. The Chief of British Police in the city was in his office less than a kilometer away, and when the residents demanded action from him, he answered that it was none of his business, according to the author of Palestine Atlas, Suleiman Abu Sitta.

The former Mandate policeman, Gerald Green, confirms that the British abandoned the Arab residents instead of protecting them, following orders from higher up not to intervene whatsoever in what is happening. The head of the Middle East Center in Britain confirms that the British were content with this end, watching what was happening without moving a finger."

– Jerusalemite Eye

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0202 Editor's Note:
The Deir Yassin massacre was carried out by right-wing Zionist paramilitary groups during Israel's War of Independence. Deir Yassin became a symbol of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians and resulted in many Palestinians fleeing for their lives in the Palestinian Nakba, or "catastrophe." The operation was especially controversial in Israel, with official and unofficial denials in Jewish society coupled with widespread disgust about the attack. The Jewish Agency notably apologized to King Abdullah I of Jordan, which he rejected.

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