FIERCE CRY FOR LIBERATION
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
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 Zionist movement,”
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
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
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
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
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 Back
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
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
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
The Massacre at
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 Back
On the night of January 30-31, 1947, a mixed force composed of the
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
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 bombs 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.
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
December 1947(Palestine) : 5 Arab children were murdered when Jewish
terrorists blew up the house of the village Mukhtar.
Semiramis Hotel Massacre:
5/7/1948(Palestine): The Jewish
Agency escalated their terror campaign against Palestinian
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 in
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
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
The Massacre at
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
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,
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
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
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 after
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'
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
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 graves
others remained strewn over street corners and in the ruins of
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 military operation 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
MASSACRE: 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.
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 farm.
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 that moved.
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.
MOSQUE MASSACRE: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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Massacre at
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,
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 engineers
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
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 to
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
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.
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 was
resistance, but the refugees state that all resistance had ceased
when the Israelis arrived and that all of the victims were unarmed
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 day ).
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,
The Massacre in
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 to 60,
including 27 women, 29 men and
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
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
15/10/1975(Lebanon): An Israeli tank deliberately ran over a car
people, and none of them escaped death.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
were wounded Back
The Massacre 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
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
process of storming the camps began before sunset on Thursday, September
16,35 and continued for approximately 36 hours.
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
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 had been
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 people.
Tiri massacre :
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 wounded.
Massacre(Palestinian Camp) :
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 were evacuating
casualties, 34 more being killed.
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.
25/7/1990(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes bombed a house, among the 3
killed a four years old child.
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
Zionists have acted upon on numerous occasions - Zionist
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
Third Temple." In addition, the founder of the organization,
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 of
Israeli occupation forces began placing military barriers along
leading to Jerusalem in order to prevent Palestinians from getting to the
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
began carrying out the massacre, using all the weapons at their
disposal: poison gas
bombs, automatic weapons, military helicopters, etc. The
[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
worshippers of various ages and nationalities found themselves in a mass
Twenty-three Palestinians were killed, and 850 others were wounded to
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
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
workers. Everyone - the wounded and the more fortunate, first-aid
journalists, and Israeli soldiers - all of them looked as though they were
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
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
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
MOSQUE MASSACRE: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
Qufaysha, a witness of the Zionist crime, says, "At 5:20 a.m. today
standing up [in the mosque]. As I took off my shoes, I saw an old man
clothes who was running along carrying a huge weapon loaded
I was surprised to see him come into the mosque during the prayer.
and I ran away and asked the soldier who guards the area to
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
massacre stop with the killing of Goldstein. When the
shooting stopped, the soldiers
came pouring into the mosque. According to witnesses of 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
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
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.
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.
CHECKPOINT MASSACRE: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.
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.
Nabatiyeh (school bus)
The Israeli warplanes
targeted school bus ful of puiples 4 childs were killed,10(child) Injured.
The Sohmor Second Massacre
The Israeli artillery targeted a
civilian car carrying eight passengers, killing all of them .
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.
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. Back
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
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,
international investigations 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
1998 :Israeli Occupied West Bank, March 10--Israeli soldiers opened fire
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 "indiscriminate."
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
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. Back
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
The Israeli warplanes
dropped bombs on he children who were celebrating the “eid” festival,
killing eight children and wounding 11 others.
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
"Destroy 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" Numbers 33:52,53
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." Joshua 6:21
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