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The Zionist Massacres from 1937 to 1994

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 1- "Al-Quds" Massacre - Late December 1937

A member of "ITZL" Zionist terrorist organization hurled a hand grenade at the vegetable marketplace adjacent to the "Nablus Gate" in Jerusalem. Scores of Arab citizens were either killed or injured.(1)

2 - "Haifa" Massacre - 6 March 1938

 Members of the Zionist "ITZL" and "Lehi" terrorist gangs threw a grenade at the "Haifa" market, killing 18 Arabs and injuring 38.(2)

3 - "Haifa" Massacre - 6 July 1938

 Terrorists of the "ITZL" Zionist gang exploded two booby-trapped vehicles in "Haifa" market, killing 21 Arabs and injuring 52.(3)

 4 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 13 July 1938

Ten Arabs were killed and 31 others injured in a horrible explosion in the Arab vegetable marketplace in "Old Jerusalem"!(4)

5 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 15 July 1938

A member of "ITZL" terrorist gang hurled a hand grenade in front of a mosque in the city of Jerusalem at the end of the prayers, killing 10 Arabs and injuring 30 others.(5)

6 - "Haifa" Massacre - 25 July 1038
A booby-trapped car placed by "ITZL" Zionist terrorist gang exploded in the Arab market in "Haifa", killing 35
Arabs and injuring 70.(6)
7 - "Haifa" Massacre"- 26 July 1938
A member of "ITZL" gang threw a hand grenade in a market in "Haifa", killing 47 Arabs.(7)
8 - "AI-Quds" Massacre - 26 August 1938
A booby-trapped car placed by "ITZL" gang exploded in the market of Arab Jerusalem, killing 34 Arabs and injuring 35.(8)
9 - "Haifa" Massacre - 27 March 1939
"ITZL" gang exploded two grenades in "Haifa", killing 27 Arabs and injuring 39.(9)
10 "Balad El-Sheikh" Massacre - 12 June 1939
It is a Palestinian Arab village southeast of Haifa. In 1945, it had a population of 4120 and an area of 22l donums. Its land area was 9849 donums.
On 12 June 1939, the "Haganah" Zionist terrorist gangs attacked the village. They kidnapped five of its inhabitants and murdered them.(10)
11 "Haifa" Massacre - 19 June 1939
The Zionist invaders hurled a hand grenade in a marketplace in "Haifa", killing 9 Arabs and injuring 4.(11)
12 - "Haifa" Massacre - 20 June 1947
Seventy-eight Arabs were killed and 24 others were injured when a bomb exploded in the vegetable market in "Haifa". The bomb was hidden in a camouflaged vegetable box. "ITZL" and "Lehi" gangs had orchestrated the operation.(12)
13 - "Abbasiyya" Massacre - 13 December 1947
Abbasiyya is an Arab village, located 13 kms to the east of the city of "Jaffa". In 1945, it had a population of
5650, and an area of 101 donums. Its land area was 20540 donums.
The Massacre: On 13 December 1947, while the British mandate army was still controlling Palestine, the "Irgun" Zionist terrorist gang attacked the village of "Abbasiyya". The 24 attackers were disguised in the uniform of British soldiers. They fired at the village and blasted several homes. They fired at some people who were sitting in front of a café. The killers planted a number of time bombs and explosive charges in some of the houses. Many British soldiers arrived at the village but did not interfere, but they partially encircled the village, allowing the killers an access to flee from the northern side.
Seven Arabs were killed and seven others were seriously injured, two of whom died later, including a five-year old child, his 20-year old mother. Five others were injured when the time bombs exploded in the days following the massacre.(13)
14 Arab AI-Khassas" Massacre - 18 December 1947
Al-Khassas is a Palestinian Arab village located north of "Al-Hula" plain. Its population in 1945 was 470, including the tribe of "Arab Al-Fadl" and its chief "Prince Fa’oor". 
The Massacre: Following the Partition Resolution passed on 29 November 1947, while five Arab workers were on their way to their jobs, three Zionists of the "Ma’yan Baroch" settlement opened fire at the workers. As a result, one of the Zionist attackers was stabbed with a knife which led to his death. When the commander of the Third "Palmach" battalion which was stationed at "Atleet" area received the news of the killing of the Zionist, his deputy "Moshe Kalman" hurried to the scene of the accident. He ordered "Mola Cohen", the commander of the "Palmach" to carry out a retaliatory operation against the village, because killing one Jew is considered a sanctioning of Jewish blood". Though the murder charge against the inhabitants of the village was not proven, it was decided to attack "Al­Khassas". "Moshe Carmel", commander of the "Labanoni" Brigade delivered an order to the Command of the Third Battalion from the Operations Division of the General Staff to carry out a retaliatory operation aimed at burning homes and killing men of the village.
The operation was executed on 18 December 1947 by two units of the brigade. The report of the force commander stated that 12 villagers were killed, including some women and children. However, it appeared later on that all the victims were women and children, because the men had left the village a short while prior to the massacre. Some Jewish sources said that 10 of the village population were killed, including five children, and that some victims were buried under the rubble of their homes.(14)
15 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 29 December 1947
The "Irgun" Zionist gang threw a barrel full of explosives near "Bab Al-Amood" in "Jerusalem", killing 14 Arabs and injuring 27.(15)
l6 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 30 December 1947
The "Irgun" terrorist gang hurled a bomb from a fast moving car, killing 11 Arabs.(16)
l7 - "Balad E1-Sheikh" Massacre - 3 1/12/1947 - 1/1/1948
The Massacre: On New Year eve, a joint force composed of the First Battalion of the "Palmach" and 01’ the "Carmeli" Brigade led by "Chaim Avinoam" attacked the village, killing 60 Arabs. According to the report of the commander of the massacre "Our forces silenced the sources of fire and entered the village. It started its action in the houses. The intense firing made it impossible to avoid women and children".
However, the New York Times correspondent said in a report published on 7/1/1948 "On New Year eve, the
"Haganah" attacked Balad El-Sheikh, claiming that the attack was in retaliation for the killing of the Jews in the clashess that took place in the "Refinery". The correspondent added: "While a group of the attackers were disguised wearing Arab white headcloth (kufia) were firing from the hills overlooking the village, another much larger group entered the outskirts of the village and attacked several houses with hand grenades and machineguns, killing many unarmed civilians, including children, women and elderly people".
This massacre, in addition to the other acts of violence, had a demoralizing effect on the Arab inhabitants of "Haifa" city. The history of the "Haganah" stated: "A force of 170 elements of the "Palmach" was ordered to encircle Balad El-Sheikh and to cause harm to as many men as possible. The attackers left behind more than 60 persons killed, including a number of women, children and old people".
One of the accounts estimated the number of martyrs at 30. The killers destroyed scores of houses in the village.(17)
For the sake of facts and history, most of the martyrs were Arab workers of the "Refinery" close to the village. The workers were from different villages who resided in the region of "Hawwasa", which is part of Balad El-Sheilch. Hawwasa was built of tin huts.
18 - "Sheikh Barbak" Massacre - 1947
It is an Arab village of the "Haifa" district.
The Masascre: In 1947, the Zionist terrorist gangs attacked the village killing 40 of its population.(18)
19 - "Jaffa" Massacre - 4 January 1948
"Stern" Zionist gang threw a bomb at a crowded square in "Jaffa" killing 15 and injuring 98.(19)
20 - The Massacre of "The Old Government House" in Jaffa
On 4 January 1948, the "Irgun" Zionist gang placed a car filled with explosives adjacent to the "Old Government House" in the city of "Jaffa". The blast destroyed the building and its vicinity. Thirty Arabs were killed and others injured. Among the victims were some of the educated youth of Jaffa.(20)
21 - "Semiramis" Massacre - 5 January 1948
The "Haganah" terrorist gang blasted with explosives "Semiramis" hotel situated in the Arab neighborhood of "Qatmoon" in "Jerusalem". The hotel was destroyed on its guests who were all Arabs. Nineteen Arabs were killed and 20 were injured. Following this massacre, the residents of Qatmoon began moving from it due to its vicinity of the Jewish neighborhoods.(21)
22 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 7 January 1948
The "Irgun" terrorist gang threw a bomb on "Jaffa Gate"
in Jerusalem, killing 18 Arabs and injuring 41.(22)
23 - The "Arab Saraya" Massacre - 8 January 1948
The "Arab Saraya" (Arab Government House) is a tall building situated opposite the well-known "Jaffa City Clock". The building housed the headquarters of the Arab National Committee in Jaffa. The Zionist terrorist gangs placed a booby-trapped car the explosion of which killed 70 Arabs. And wounded scores more.
The Zionist Army magazine Pama Haneh, in its issue of 4 January 1978, gave details of this massacre as recounted by its perpetrator "Rahamim Hakmoob".(23)
24 - "Ramleh" Massacre - 15 January 1948
The Zionist terrorists perpetrated a massacre in the town of Ramleh. The killers were from the "Palmach’ soldiers under the command of "Yigal Allon", Yitzhak Rabin" and "David Ben Gurion" of the Ziouist "Haganah" terrorist organization. On that day, members of this terrorist gang threw bombs at one of the Arab houses in the town. This forced the Arab citizens living in the area to flee to nearby "Sarafand" after the Zionist terrorists showered them with bullets.(24)
25 - "Haifa" Massacre - 16 January 1948
Zionist terrorists disguised in the uniforms of British soldiers entered a store near the "Maghrebi Building" located in Salahuddin street in the city of "Haifa" under the pretext of inspection. They placed a time bomb which exploded, destroying the building and its vicinity, killing 31 men, women and children and injuring double that number.(25)
26 - "Yazoor" Massacre - 22 January 1948
Yazoor is a Palestinian Arab village five kms to the southeast of"Jaffa". In 1945, its population was 4030.
The Massacre: On 22 January 1948, the operations commander of the "Haganah" Zionist organization issued an order to the commander of the "Palmach, Yigal Allon saying: "You must carry out as quickly as possible and without further orders an operation against the village of Yazoor. The aim is to disturb the village for a long time, by infiltrating into it and scorching some houses. I authorize you to select the method you deem fit".
Two hours after the issuance of the order, a group of the "Palmach" attacked a bus near "Yazoor", injuring the driver and some passengers. On the same day, another group attacked a second bus killing and injuring a number of persons. The "Palmach" and the "Jaf’ati" brigade attacks against Yazoor and the Arab vehicles heading for it remained relentless for twenty continuous days. Other units exploded charges near the houses.
On 22 January 1948, the "Haganah" command decided to attack Yazoor and to blast off the ice plant and two adjacent buildings. The planning for the operation was assigned to Yithak Rabin, the operations officer of the "Palmach". The ofifcer in charge of the training section at that time was Brig. "Yitzrael Tal". It was decided to start the attack with the break of dawn. At night, the attacking forces entered Yazoor through the orange groves.
The group of "Tal" opened fire on the ice pla?t in thç village, while other groups opened fire and hurled hand grenades at the houses. The group of "Jeshua Nabo" blasted the gate of the "Iskandaroni" building and the ice plant building.
The massacre led to the killing of 15 martyrs of Yazoor inhabitants, most of whom were murdered while asleep.(26)
27 - "Haifa" Massacre - 28 January 1948
The Zionist terrorists of "Hadar" neighbourhood overlooking the Arab "Abbas Street" in the city of "Haifa", hurled a barrel filled with explosives. It destroyed the houses over their inhabitants. Twenty Arabs were killed and about 50 were injured.(27)
28 -"Tirat Tulkarm" Massacre - 10 February 1948
Al-Tira is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of "Tulkarm". In 1945, its population counted 3180, and its area was 96 donums, while its land area was 31359 donums. The Zionist invaders occupied it in 1948.
The Massacre: On 10 February 1948, a group of Zionist terrorists stopped a number of Arab citizens who were on their way back to "Tirat Tulkarm" and fired on them, killing seven and injuring five others.(28)
29 - "Saasaa" Massacre - 14 February 1948
Saasaa is a Palestinian Arab village 20 kms from the city of Safad. In 1945, it had a population of 1130. The Zionist invaders occupied it on 16 February 1948 while Palestine was still under the British mandate.
The Massacre: On the night of 14 February 1948, a force belonging to the third "Palmach" battalion attacked the village of "Saasaa" and destroyed 20 houses over their inhabitants, though the villagers raised the white flags and offered a "sheep" to the army. The massacre resulted in killing around 60 people, most of them were women and children.
The Zionist daily Yediot Aharonot published on 14 April 1972 an account by the terrorist "Moshe Coleman", commander of "Yiftah" brigade, the perpetrator of the massacre. He said: "We proceeded to work on the night of 14 February 1948 in a purely Arab area. The target was 25 kms from our base. I led 68 men armed with light weapons and explosives. We sneaked into the village from the north in order to penetrate it by surprise. We placed 35 explosive charges and withdrew under darkness. A number of women and children were injured as a result of the operation.(29)
30 - "Al-Quds" Massacre - 20 February 1948
The "Lehi" Stern Zionist gang stole a British army vehicle, filled it with explosives then parked it in front of al-Salaam building in Jerusalem. Its explosion killed 14 Arabs and injured 26.(30)
31 - "Haifa" Massacre - 20 February 1948
The Zionist invaders attacked the Arab quarters in the
city of Haifa, killing 6 and injuring 36.(31)
32 - "Al-Hussainiyya" Massacre - 13 March 1948

Al-Hussainiyya is an Arab village in the district of "Safad".
The Massacre: On 13/3/1948, the ".Haganah" Zionist terrorist gang attacked the village, destroying its houses with explosives, killing 30 of the inhabitants.(32)
33 - "Abu Kabir" Massacre - 31 March 1948
The "Haganah" Zionist gangs attacked the quarter of Abu Kabir" in the city of"Jaffa", destroyed homes and killed the inhabitants who were fleeing for safety.(33)
34 - "Haifa (Jaffa) Train" Massacre - 31 March 1948
The "Haganah" Zionist gang blew up the Jaffa-Haifa Train" while passing near "Nataniya", killing 40 people.(34)

35 - "Cairo-Haifa Train" Massacre - 31 March 1948
The "Stern" Zionist gang planted mines in the "Cairo­Haifa" express train, killing 40 persons and injuring 60.(35)
36 - A1-Ramleh" Massacre - March 1948
The Zionist terrorists planned this massacre and executed it in March 1948 in the marketplace of Al­Ramleh town, where 25 Arab citizens were ki1led.(36)
37 - "Deir Yassin" Massacre - 9/10 April 1948
Deir Yassin is an Arab village about 6 kms to the west of "Jerusalem". In 1945, its population counted 610, its area covered 12 donums, and its land area 2857 donums. The Zionist invaders occupicd it on the same day of the massacre.
The Massacre: On the morning of Friday, 9 April 1948, the thugs of "Irgun" and "Stern" Zionist terrorist gangs surprised the inhabitants of Deir Yassin and attacked them without any distinction between child, woman or old people. They mutilated the bodies of the victims and threw them in the water well of the village. Most victims were women, children and old people. The British did not dare to send their troops.
The massacre was perpetrated according to a scheme orchestrated by the "Jewish Agency", with the knowledge of the "Haganah". The Zionists had in mind a remote objective, and they succeeded in achieving it. They planted fear and terror in all Arab villages, whose people began to flee in panic. The Arab press at the time unintentionally helped in fulfilling the Zionist objective by recounting the gruesome details of the abominable, brutal crime.(37)
The force comprised 3000 terrorists, accompanied by armored vehicles.(38) Menachem Begin led the "lrgun" or "ITZL" gang, while Yitzhak Shamir led the "Stern" or Lehi gang. The commander of the attack was "Yehusha Zattler".(39) The commander of the unit that buried the victims was called "Nishrin Shev".(4o) It was also said that the commander of the attack was "Labidot".(41) The massacre lasted for 13 hours, that is, until noon of Saturday, 10 April 1 948.(42) There were conflicting reports about the number of victims. Some reports estimated them at between 87 and 256, others estimated them at 300, and others at over 100. The Red Cross discovered on 10 April the bodies of 254 men, women and children.(43) Twenty-five pregnant women were massacred, as well as 25 children under ten. At least half of the victims were women and children.(44)
The methods used in perpetrating the massacre included, inter alia, lining the men against the wall and firing at them.(45) Each time the killers occupied a house, they would blow it up. Whole families were lined against the wall and shot dead with rifles... Young girls were raped...A pregnant woman was butchered first, then they slit open her abdomen with a butcher’s knife... A small girl tried to take the embryo but was shot dead... Some of the "lrgun" gang dismembered the bodies into pieces... The hands and ears of women were cut off or chopped, in order to steal their bracelets, rings or earrings(46)... Limbs of children were cut...and the killers destroyed a children’s school completely and killed the schoolteacher.
Reserve Colonel "Meir Baeel", who was in the ranks of the "Irgun" on the day of the massacre, described what he saw. He said in the Zionist daily Yediot Aharonot on 4 April, 1972: "After the fire stopped, it was noontime, the attackers began clearing up the houses. They took out 25 men and transported them in a truck; and we paraded in the Jewish quarter of "Mahaneh". At the end of the tour, they were brought to the stone quarry between "Gafaat Shaoul" and "Deir Yassin" and were murdered in cold blood.(47)
The Deir Yassin massacre accelerated the departure of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes, only a few weeks prior to the creation of the Zionist entity on 15 May, 1948.(48)
The terrorist "Menachem Begin", leader of the "Irgun" Zionist terrorist gang, which perpetrated the massacre, said: "A wave of indignation swept throughout the Arab countries and the entire world for what they called the ‘Jewish massacres’. This Arab propaganda was meant to distort our reputation, but produced for us much good. Fear pervaded the hearts of the Arabs. The village of ‘Kalonia’, which used to repel the continuous ‘Haganah’ attacks, was deserted by its inhabitants overnight and surrendered without any fight. The inhabitants of ‘Beit Tksa’ fled too; this village and ‘Kalonia’ were overlooking the highway. By falling and with the occupation of ‘Al-Kastal’, the Jewish rorces were able to control the road to Jerusalem ... In many other places, the Arabs were fleeing without clashing with the Jews in any fight. The Deir Yassin legend helped us keep ‘Tiberias’ and occupy ‘Haifa".(49)
Listed below are the names of the victims of the DeirYassin massacre whose names were known: (50)


 

Serial #

Name of Martyr

His Age
(years)

1

Ismail Shaker Mustaf

1

2

Ahmad Hussein Omar Atiyya

4

3

Ismail A1-Haj Khalil

40

4

Ahmad Hussein Ahmad Jaber

45

5

As’ad Radwan

75

6

Smail Atiyya

95

7

Amena Hussein

80

8

Amena Au Mustafa

-

9

Amena Al-Kobari

-

10

Basema As’ad Radwan

25

11

Jabr tawfic Jabr Jaber

27

12

JamillssaEid

30

13

Jaber Mustafa Jaber

75

14

Husniyya ‘Atiyya

-

15

Hulwa Zeidan

50

16

Hasan Ali Zeidan

-

17

Hasan Yaaoob Muhammad Ali Farhan

-

18

Hussein Ismail Muhammad Sammoor

-

19

Khalil Mustafa Jaber

35

20

Hadra Beituniyya

60

21

Hayat Balbissi

-

22

Samya Ali Mustafa

17

23

Salim Muhammad Ismail

25

24

Suad Ismail ‘Atiyya

21

25

Saeed Muhammad Ismail ‘Atiyya

7

26

Sameeha Ahmad Zahran

7

27

Saeed Muhammad Saeed

15

28

Sameeh Ahmad Zahran

9

29

Sammoor Khalil Ismail

11

30

Saeed Moosa Zahran

-

31

Shafiq Moosa Mustafa

-

32

Sgafiq Shaker Mustafa

-

33

Shafia Moosa Mustafa

-

34

Subhiyya Radwan

75

35

Safiyya Muhammad Eid “A1-Sheikh”

70

36

Salhiyya Muhammad Eid

20

37

Zarifa Muhammad Ali Khahl

16

38

Issa Ahmad Yusuf

50

39

Abdul-Rahman Hussein Hamed

52

40

Al-Haj Ayesh Khalil

70

41

Aziza Ali Mustafa

17

42

Abdullah Abdul-Majeed Sammoor

23

43

Ali Hasan Ali Zeidan

30

44

Ali Muhammad Zahran

30

45

Ali Husein Ali

35

46

Ali Al-Haj Khalil

30

47

Aida Ali Mustafa “Ammoori”

40

48

Awni Ismail Atiyya

8

49

Ali Abdul-Raheem Hamed

10

50

Issa Muhammad Eid

15

51

Omar Ahmad Zahran

-

52

Omran Muhammad Ismail Atiyya

-

53

Aziza Mosleh

-

54

Eid A1-Khalil

-

55

Ali Hussein Hasan Mosleh

-

56

Yusra Musa Mustafa

-

57

Yusuf Ahmad Ulayya

-

58

Fatima Sammoor

45

59

Fatima Muhammad Eid ‘Al-Malhiyya”

70

60

Fatima Jum’a Zahran

6

61

Fatima Ismail Atiyya

-

62

Fathi Jumaa Zahran

6

63

Fuad Sheikh Khahl

12

64

Faris Dweik

30

65

Fiddiyya Ismail Sammoor

-

66

Fathiyya Jumaa Zahran

-

67

Mahmood Ali Mustafa

17

68

Mahmood Muhammad Jooda

25

69

Mazyan Ahmad Radwan

5

70

Mustafa Ali Zeidan

9

71

Muhammad Haj Ayish

25

72

Muhammad Mahmood Ismail Sammoor

35

73

Muhammad Ali Khalil

25

74

Muhammad Ismail Atiyya

50

75

Muhammad Mahmood Zahran

14

76

Muhammad Moosa Zahran

17

77

Maryam Muhammad Atiyya

10

78

Moosa Muhammad Ismail Atiyya

13

79

Muhammad Mahmood Ismail Atiyya

15

80

Mustafa ahmood Mustafa Zeidan

11

81

Muhammad Hussein Muhammad Atiyya

2

82

Muhammad Khalil Jaber

5

83

Muhammad Ali Mustafa

50

84

Muhammad Ali Mosleh

55

85

Muhammad Jawdat Hamdan

66

86

Mahmood Mustafa Jaber

50

87

Mansoor Abdul Aziz Sammoor

27

88

Muhammad Ali Zahran

-

89

Muhammad Moosa Mustafa

-

90

Muyassar Moosa Mustafa

-

91

Muhammad Saeed jabber

-

92

Moosa Ismail Sammoor

-

93

Muhammad Ali Mustafa Zeidan

-

94

Hajja Najma lsmail

100

95

Nazmi Ahmad Zahran

2

96

Ruayya Ulayyan “Ahmad Zahran”

30

97

Radwan As’ad Radwan

14

98

Zeinab Jumaa Zahran

4

99

Zeinab Muhammad Atiyya

15

100

Ribhi Muhammad Ismail Atiyya

16

101

Rasmiyya Moosa Zahran

-

102

Zeinab Muhammad Moosa Zahran

-

103

Tamam Muhammad Ali Hasan

17

104

Tawfik Jaber

40

105

Watfa ‘Abd Muhammad Ali Hasan

-

106

Sarah A1-Kobariyya

40

107

Muhammad Zahran

65

108

Ayisha Radwan

-

109

Khaldiyya Bid

-

110

Jameela Hasan

-

111

Zeidan, his wife, father and uncle

-

112

Kadriyya Zeidan

4

 

 

38 - "Kalonia" Massacre - 12 April 1948
Kalonia is a Palestinian Arab village, about 7 kms from Jerusalem. Its population was 910 and its area was 72 donums.
The Massacre: On 12 April 1948, a force of the Zionist terrorist "Palmach" attacked the village, blew up some houses, killing at least 14 of its inhabitants.(51)
39 - "Lajjoon" Massacre - 13 April 1948
Lajjoon is a Palestinian Arab village of Jenin District. It is about 18 kms from Jenin. In 1940, its population was 1103. The Zionist invaders occupied it in 1948.
The Massacre: On 13 April 1948, the "Haganah" Zionist terrorist gang attacked the village, killing 13 persons.(52)
40 - Massacre of "Nasseruddin" - 13/14 April 1948
Nasseruddin is a Palestinian Arab village, 7 kms southwest of the city of Tiberias. Its population was 90 persons.
The Massacre: On 13 April 1948, the fighting intensified in Tiberias between the Arabs and the Zionists. The enemy had superiority in both men and equipment. The mujahedin of "Nazareth" and the villages close to Tiberias attempted to come to the rescue of Tiberias. The enemy was controlling the accesses to the city. News spread among the Arab defenders that the rescue was on its way from the nearby villages, via the village of Nasseruddin. The fighters were asked to be cautious and not to fire on the rescue teams. It seems that the news reached the Zionists. The "Irgun" and "Stem" gangs, on the night of 13/14 April 1948, sent a force whose men were wearing Arab apparel. The village inhabitants thought that they were the Arab rescuers coming to defend Tiberias. So, they welcomed the men who, as soon as they entered the village, fired at the "welcomers". Only forty people of Nasseruddin village managed to flee to a neighboring village. Thus, 50 Arabs fell martyrs.(53)
The massacre continued from the night of 13/4 till the morning of l4/4/1948.(54) On l2/4/1948,a Zionist force of the "Golani" brigade attacked the same village,as well as the village of "Sheikh Kaddumi", killing 12 persons.(55)
41 - Massacre of "Tiberias" - 19 April 1948
The Zionist terrorist gangs blew up a house in the city of "Tiberias", killing 14 of its inhabitants.(56)
42 - "Haifa" Massacre - 22 April 1948
The Zionist invaders attacked, after midnight, the city of Haifa from "Hadar Al-Carmel". They occupied the houses, streets and public buildings, killing 50 Arabs and injuring 200. The Arabs were taken by surprise. They moved their women and children out to the seaport area in order to transport them to the city of "Acre". While fleeing, the front Zionist positions attacked them, killing 100 civilians and injuring 200.(57)
43 - "Ain Al-Zeitoon" Massacre - Early May 1948
Ain Al-Zeitoon is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of Safad. Its population was 820.
The Massacre: the Jewish woman "Natiba ben Yehuda" recounts in her book Behind Distortions about the massacre that "on 3 or 4 May 1948, around 70 fettered prisoners were executed.(58)
44 - "Safad" Massacre - 13 May 1948
The Zionist terrorist "Haganah" gang massacred around 70 young men in the city of "Safad".(59) We have no details whatsoever about this massacre.
45 - "Abou Shousheh" Massacre
- 14 May 1948
Abou Shousheh is a Palestinian Arab village, about five miles southeast of the town of "Ramleh". It had a population of 870, and its area was 24 donums.
The Massacre: On 14 May 1948, the Zionist invaders perpetrated in the village an abominable, massacre, killing 60 men, women and children. The massacre ended by deporting all the village inhabitants from their homes, which were then gradually destroyed.
On that day, Zionist soldiers from the "Jafaati" Brigade surrounded the village from all directions at dawn. They then showered the village with bullets and mortar bombs, focusing on the northern part, considered strategic by the Arabs. The Zionists managed to enter the village, firing in all directions at anything that moves. The women hid in three caves for a whole week. The heads of many victims were hit with hatchets.6o The women formed a committee of five of them to bury the victims, whose names were documented in a study about the massacre. The study was carried out by researchers at the Beer Zeit University Research Center.
Trenches and caves were used as mass graves. This massacre was not known by anybody before.(61)
46 - "Beit Daras" Massacre - 21 May 1948
Beit Daras is a Palestinian Arab village, 46 kms northeast of the city of Gaza.
The Massacre: On 21 May 1948, a Zionist force arrived in armored vehicles to the village, and surrounded it to prevent the arrival of any reinforcements. The force began to heavily shell the village with artillery and mortars. The villagers decided to stand steadfast and defend their homes, regardless of the cost. They asked the women, children and elderly people to leave the village in order to mitigate the losses among the unarmed persons. The deportees moved through the southern part of the village, but were unaware that the village was encircled from all directions. When they reached the outskirts of the village, the Zionists opened fire on them, giving no regard to their being women, children and elderly. They killed a large number of them, in a massacre that was not less brutal than that of Deir Yassin and other massacres. The killers then put fire to the threshing floors and a number of houses, while blowing up others.(62)
47 - "Tantoora" massacre - 22/23 May 1948
Tantoora is a Palestinian Arab village located on the seaside of the Mediterranean, 24 kms to the south of the city of "Haifa". In 1945, it counted a population of 1490.
The Massacre: It was perpetrated by the 3rd battalion of the of the "Alexandroni" brigade. The Zionist plan called for attacking the village on two axes : north and south, then a unit of the "Carmeli" brigade was to prevent any rescue to arrive from the side of the small triangle, while a navy boat would prevent the inhabitants from withdrawing from the seaside. Each attacking unit had a road guide from the neighboring "Zakhron Yaaoob" settlement, whose inhabitants knew Tantoora well. The battalion command kept one unit as reserve in case of emergency.
Tantoora did not want to start a fight with the "Haganah". But it refused the surrender terms imposed by the "Haganah". So, according to the Zionist norm, Tantoora deserved a violent death punishment.(63)
The killers took the men of the village to the village cemetery and made them stand in lines. The Zionist commander asked his troops to select ten of the men, who were led near the cactus trees, where they fired on them. The killers then took the other men to remove the bodies of the first ten, whereupon they fired on them. This method continued unabated.
Not far from the village mosque, there was a yard. Around twenty-five young men were lined across the walls of the houses, and behind them girls were lined up. In front of them stood 10 to 12 Zionist soldiers, who simply fired on the young men, killing all of them.
Forty to fifty bodies were seen in other parts of the village. They were killed by the same method.
A child tried to call his mother to come to his rescue. But the killers opened fire on her.
The bodies of the victims were buried in two mass graves, one for the young men and another for the girls.
"Theodor Kats", a member of the "Magill" Kibbutz prepared a university research for obtaining the degree of Master of Arts from "Haifa" university, in which he focused on the Tantoora massacre and unfolded many of its secrets. He emphasized that what happened in Tantoora was a "mass massacre". Kats said that the village was occupied by the 3~I~ Battalion, of the "Alexandroni" Brigade, on the night of 22/23 May 1948. The village was completely occupied within a few hours. But in the early morning hours, the soldiers were engaged in a bloody pursuit in the streets. They concentrated their fire on the village cemetery, where the victims' bodies were buried in a mass grave. At the location of the cemetery, a parking lot was later set up, as a seaside facility for "Dor" settlement on the Mediterranean, south of "Haifa".
"Shlomo Amber" was an officer of the battalion which carried out Tantoora massacre. He said in a statement: "I joined the British Army out of conviction that the most important thing the Jews ought to do was to fight the Germans. But we fought in Tantoora". He added:
"Under the laws of war approved by the International Community, it is my duty to admit that even the Germans did not kill unarmed prisoners, who used to return safely home during the Second World War. Here in Tantoora, however, they [our soldiers] killed the Arabs". He went on to say: "We engaged in fierce fights face to face; but never perpetrated acts of random killing of this kind. The picture instilled in my mind is that of the men in the cemetery. I saw many people killed there. I left the place when I saw the soldiers kill, kill and kill. Therefore, I did not know how many Arabs were killed".(64)
An Arab woman saw the body of her nephew among the victims. He was "Muhammad Awadh Abou Idriss". When she screamed, she was not aware that three of her sons had already been killed in the massacre. They were: "Ahmad Suleiman Al-Salbood", "Khalil Suleiman Al-Salbood", and "Mustafa Suleiman Al-Salbood".

When their mother knew of their death, she became demented, but kept saying that they were alive in Egypt and would return. She died while waiting for their return.(65) The victims of the "Tantoora" massacre were 200-250 Arab martyrs.
48 - Massacre of "Ramleh" - June 1948
The major massacre in the town of "Ramleh" was perpetrated in June 1948. The Zionist officers gave the inhabitants of the town the choice of leaving the town or being detained in a collective prison. It was a trick by which the Zionists managed to kill many of the Arab citizens. The killers scattered the bodies on the "Ramleh-Lydda" road. Following the massacre, only 25 families remained in Ramleh.(67)
49 - "Jamzo" Massacre - 9 July 1948
Jamzo is a Palestinian Arab village, 5 kms east of the town of Ramleh. In 1947, it had a population of 1940, and an area of 50 donums. Its land area was 9681 donums.
The Massacre: On the morning of 9/7/1948, an enemy force of the Zionist "Yiftah" brigade advanced in two units: one unit moved southward, occupied the village of "Annaba", occupied the village of "Jamzo" shortly thereafter, evicted its inhabitants. The killers fired on them while fleeing, killing 10 persons. Following are the names of nine of them:
1. Hamed 'Abdul-Nabi Al-Far
2. Thiyab Abdul-Hafeez Al-Shayeb
3. Hasan Abdul-Rahim Al-Habesh
4. Abdullah Yahya Abdul-Qader
5. Aref Has an Al-Zaq
6. Abdul Rahman Ahmad Khalil
7. Soubhiyya Ahmad Al-Dabsha
8. Ayisha Abdul-Rahman Muhammad
9. Nazeera Ahmad Khalil Al-Dabsha
Abdul-Rahim Hasan Al-Najjar, of the Jamzo village, was one of the mujahideen who carried out several attacks against the Zionist posts. After the eviction in 1948, he lived in the "Northern Shuna" village in Jordan. On 28 May 1948, a Zionist force raided the village in the dark, encircled the residence of AbdulRahim and blew it up, killing three members of the family. The three martyrs were buried in Al-Karama cemetery.
Muhammad Abdul-Qader Sirriyya was also an inhabitant of Jamzo. He and his family managed to sneak out of the village and lived in a cave inside a vegetable garden of his own. The Zionists discovered their whereabouts; they encircled the cave, opened fire at the whole family, killing them all.(68)
50 - The two Massacres of "Lydda" - 12 July 1948
On 11 July 1948, a Zionist force entered the town of Lydda, commanded by "Moshe Dayan" who ordered his men to fire at anyone seen on the street. The "Yiftah" forces belonging to "Palmach" Brigade showered the passers-by with bullets, moving from one house to another.(69) Many of the inhabitants gathered in the town mosque and church. Nonetheless, the Zionists fired at them, killing 250 and injuring many.(7o) Lydda witnessed another massacre when the Zionists killed 350 persons when chasing the inhabitants out of the town, forcing them to leave on foot.(71)
51
- "Al-Majdal" Massacre - 17 October 1948
"A1-Majdal" is a Palestinian Arab town, 25 kms north of the city of "Gaza". It had a population of 10900.
The Massacre: On 17/10/1948, the Zionist enemy planes attacked the town, killing a large number of its inhabitants, besides some Palestinians who had taken refuge in the north of Majdal and were living in tents.(72)
52 - "Dawaymah" Massacre - 29 October 1948
Al-Dawaymah is a Palestinian Arab village, 42 kms west of the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). In 1945, it had a population of 3710.
The Massacre: At 23.00 hrs on 28/10/48, the 98th Battalion belonging to "Lehi" Zionist terrorist organization perpetrated a horrible massacre against the inhabitants of the village. Details of the massacre were kept secret until they were exposed for the first time by the correspondent of the Zionist newspaper Hadashot during September 1984.
The Zionist gangs, led by the terrorist Mosha Dayan attacked the village starting from its western side. Then the armored vehicles were divided into three groups: the first one moved to the north of the village, the second to the south and the third to the west, leaving the eastern side open. Then the attackers began firing and searching the houses one by one, killing anyone found in them, child or adult, man or woman. They then blew up the house of the village head. At 10:30 AM on 29/10/48, the Zionist armored vehicles passed by the "Darawish mosque" in the village, where about 75 old men were preparing to pray. The Zionists machine-gunned all of them. In the afternoon hours, the attackers discovered the large cave "Toor El-Zagh" in which over 35 families were hiding. They opened fire on them killing them all at the cave entrance. At night, some inhabitants sneaked out to their homes to take some food and clothes. But the Zionist terrorists killed each person caught returning to the village. A total of 580 men, women and children were killed in the massacre.(73) Many victims were from the neighboring villages who had taken refuge in AlDawayimah when the Zionist invaders occupied their villages. Entire families were annihilated, including the family of "Mahmood Al-Amen" and that of "Ibrahim Jawdat Al-Amer".
The killers forced the prisoners to carry the bodies of the victims and dump them in abandoned wells. In the village marketplace, the Zionist terrorists killed several persons and scorched their bodies.
One of the enemy soldiers who perpetrated the massacre described what he saw; saying : "Between 80 and 100 Arabs, men, women, children were killed. The children's heads were broken with batons. There was no house left without killing. An officer ordered placing two old women in one house and blew up the house over their heads".
A soldier boasted having raped a woman of the Dawaymeh village then opened fire on her. A woman of the village carrying a baby was used to clean the yard where the soldiers were eating. Finally, they fired on her and her baby, killing both of them.(74)
53 - "Aylaboon" Massacre - 30 October 1948
Aylaboon is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of "Tiberias". Its population counted 550 in 1948.
The Massacre: The village fell in the hands of the Zionists on 30/10/1948. It was occupied by the Seventh and Ninth Brigades (Odid), a unit of armored vehicles and an infantry detachment belonging to the "Golani" and "Spiegel" brigades. The Zionists killed 14 young men of the village, including martyr "Muhammad Khaled As'ad" from nearby "Hittin" village, who had taken refuge in Aylaboon on 17 June 1948 after the occupation of his village, Hittin. This martyr was buried in the cemetery of the Zurei Christian family. Thus, Christians and Moslems were joined in the grave with no distinction, exactly as they were in life.(75)
54 - "Al-Hulah" Massacre - 30 October 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab village near at Al-Hulah lake.
The Massacre: On 30/10/48, the "Carmeli" company of
the Zionist army occupied the village without resistance. The acting company commander was "Shlomo Lehis", who later on became the director general of the Jewish Agency. "Shlomo" assembled the 70 Arabs who remained in the village in one of the squares. He and another officer killed them all, then blew up the houses. "Shlomo" was tried in court and sentenced to prison. But before starting his prison sentence, he was pardoned by the head of State.
55 - "Al-Deir and Al-Baana" Massacre - 31 October 1948
These are two Palestinian Arab villages, located north of the Acre-Safad highway.
The Massacre: At 10:00 AM, on 311 October 1948, a unit of the Zionist army entered the two villages, assembled the inhabitants in a field between the two villages. By the afternoon, the children and old people were totally exhausted and in dire need water. Some young men asked the Zionist soldiers to allow them to bring water from a nearby well, in order to quench the thirst of the children, women and the elderly. Two young men from the village of Deir Al-Assad, namely Sobhi Muhammad Thabbah (23 years) and Ahmad 'Abdullah Au Al-Issa (27 years), and two young men from the village of A1-Baana, namely Au Muhammad A1-Abd (17 years) and Hanna Elias Farhood (25 years) prepared themselves for this mission. They went to fetch the water but never returned. The Zionist murderers opened fire at them and killed them all!!(76)
56 - "Arab Al-Mawassi" Massacre - 2 November 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab tribe, with their houses scattered throughout the districts of Acre, Tiberias and safad.
The Massacre: The Zionist occupation forces arrested 16 of the tribe's young men, on charge of collaborating with the "Rescue Army" (Jaysh Al-Inqath).
The massacre occurred on 2/11/1948, i.e. three days after the massacre of Ailaboon. Some historians pretended to forget this massacre, nay, neglected it, though it was more abominable than some other massacres.
The Zionist occupation forces assembled the 16 young men in the region of "Mamlia", then took them to the lands of "Ailaboon", where they killed them. Their bodies were moved to the "Beit Natef" pit, where they were dumped en masse. Among the martyrs was a man who was hit with several bullets in his body and faked death. His name was "Abou Soodi". After the departure of the killers, a bedouin woman called "Zahiyya AlFawwaz" approached to see what happened. She found "Abou Soodi" still alive. She carried him and treated him until he recovered, whereupon he left Palestine to save his life.
The bodies of the martyrs were moved by Al-Mawassi men to the tribe's cemetery in "Ailaboon". We identified most of the victims of this massacre. They were:
1. Atiyya Hammood Irsheid
2. Ahmad Hasan Nader
3. Bayer Hasan Taha
4. Muqbel Atiyya Irsheid
5. Nayef As'ad 'Aysat
6. Husain Qasem Wahsh
7. Saeed Muhammad Qasem
8. As'ad Muhammad Qasem
9. Muhammad Atiyya Hammood
10. Saleh Yusuf Al-Ramli
11. Husain Ibrahim Hamad
12. Saleh Abdullah Irsheid
13. Khaled Abdo Al-Nadir
14. Muhammad Hussein Al-Nader.(77)
57 - Massacre of "Majd Al-Kuroom" - 5 November 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab village, 18 kms east of the city of Acre. It has a population of 1400 people.
The Massacre: On 5/11/1948, a unit of the Zionist army ordered the inhabitants of the village of Majd alKuroom to assemble in the village center. It asked the village headman to collect all the weapons in the village within 25 minutes. The headman said that he knew of no weapon remaining in the village and that the search for the weapons would take over 25 minutes. Immediately, the enemy soldiers executed five young men. While combing the village, they killed two other young men and two women.(78)
58 - Massacre of "Abou Zreiq" - 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of "Haifa". Its land area was 64930 donums and it had a population of 550 people.
The Massacre: In 1948, the Zionist invaders attacked the village. The inhabitants fled to Marj ibn Amer. During their escape, the soldiers opened fire on them, killing many of them. Many of the village inhabitants tried to surrender, but they were killed too. Hours later, the Zionist troops killed more of the village people who tried to hide.(79)
59 - "Umm Al-Shoot" Massacre - 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of "Haifa". It had a population of 480 people.
The Massacre: In 1948, a unit of "ETZL" Zionist terrorist gang searched a convoy of refugees in the village of Umm Al-Shoof. They found a pistol and a rifle. The Zionist executed seven young men chosen haphazard1y.(80)
60 - "Al-Safsaf" Massacre - 1948
It is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of "Safad". It had a population of 910 people.
The Massacre: In 1948, the Zionist invaders entered the village. They took 52 men, tied them with a rope, led them to a water well, and fired on them, killing ten. The women appealed for mercy but the invaders raped three of them, including a 14-year girl. They also killed four young women.(81)
61 - "Jeez" Massacre - 1948
Jeez is a Palestinian Arab village.
The Massacre: In 1948, the Zionists entered the village, killing thirteen of the inhabitants, including one woman and an infant.(82)
62 - "Wadi Shoobash" Massacre - 1948
"Wadi Shoobash" (the valley of Shoobash) stretches from the town of Jenin and the Jordan River.
The Massacre: In 1948, a Zionist terrorist force commanded by "Rahab'am Zeivi" killed all those who were inside a tent belonging to a bedouin in the valley. They were unable to escape.(83)
63 - "Arab Al-Azazmeh" Massacre - 3 September 1950
"Arab Al-Azazmeh" is a Palestinian Arab tribe that resided in south of the district of Beer Al-Sabe' (Beersheba). Their tents were widely scattered, stretching from Beersheba, to "Wadi Araba" and up to the "Sinai" borders. In 1946, the tribe counted 16370 people.
The Massacre: On 3/9/1950, the Zionist occupation forces, using armored vehicles, and supported by airplanes, chased 4071 bedouins of the tribe from AlAwja demilitarized zone on the Egyptian borders, and forced them to leave to Sinai desert. They killed 13 persons, including women and children.(84)
64 - "Shurfat" Massacre - 7 February 1951
Shurfat is a Palestinian Arab village southwest of the city of Jerusalem. It is located on top of a high hill. In 1948, it had a population of 2l0 people.
The Massacre: At 3:00 AM on 7/2/1951, three vehicles arrived from the occupied part of Jerusalem, stopping at a distance of two miles southwest of the village. The vehicles put off their lights. About thirty Zionists descended from them, and climbed the hill on which the village is located. They surrounded the house of the headman and planted landmines on its walls and on the walls of the adjacent house, then below them on the heads of their occupants. The Zionists withdrew under the protection of their colleagues who were firing at~the village and all its inhabitants, particularly those who were trying to escape from the debris of the demolished houses. The casualties of the massacre were ten martyrs: two men aged (20 and 60 years), three women aged (25, 25 and 50 years) and five children aged (1, 1, 13, 10 and 6 years). There were eight injured, three women and five children aged (12, 10, 6, 1 and 1 years).(85)
65 - "Bethlehem" Massacre - 6 January 1952
On 6/1/1952, the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, according to the Oriental Christian calendar, a Zionist patrol of 30 soldiers, approached a house near Beit Jala, two kilometers from Bethlehem, and blew it up over the heads of its occupants, killing the owner and his wife. Simultaneously, another patrol was approaching a house, one kilometer north of Bethlehem near the Roman Orthodox monastery at St. Elias. The patrol opened fire at the house, then hurled at it several hand grenades, killing the owner, his wife and two of their children, and injuring two other children.(86)
66 - "Beit Jala" Massacre - 11 January 1952
Beit Jala is a Palestinian Arab town, two kilometers from Bethlehem.
The Massacre: On 11/1/1952, a Zionist force attacked the town, killing seven civilians, including one man, two women and four children.(87)
67 - "Jerusalem" Massacre - 22 April 1953
On 22/4/1953, the Zionist occupation forces fired on unarmed civilians in an open square in front of "Damascus Gate' in Jerusalem, killing ten people.(88)
68 - "Breij Camp" Massacre - 28 August 1953
Breij Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Sector.
The Massacre: On 28 August 1953, the Zionist terrorists attacked the camp and hurled hand grenades from the windows of the shacks. They then fired at the refugees who were trying to escape. They killed 20 persons, and injured 62 others.(89)
The massacre was perpetrated by Unit 101, led by the terrorist Ariel Sharon, who personally took part in the massacre, together with H.ar Zion, a leading Zionist terrorist, and Shlomo Blum. The killers blew up a great number of houses. The Zionist sources admitted killing 20 persons and wounding 20 others.(90)
69 - "Qibya" Massacre - 14/15 October 1953
Qibya is a Palestinian Arab village, 11 kilometers northeast of the town of Lydda. It had a population of 1635. It became part of the District of Ramallah after 1948.
The Massacre: At 7.30 PM on 14 October 1953, six hundred Zionist terrorists surrounded the village and isolated it from the rest of the neighboring villages. They then bombarded the village using mortars, mines and grenades. Some of the attackers surrounded the villages of "Shaqba", Badras and Na'alin" to prevent them from coming to the rescue of Qibya. The attackers planted landmines in all the roads leading to the village.
The Zionist attack lasted till 4.00 AM on 15/10/1953. The troops forced the residents to stay inside their homes, then blew up the houses over their heads. Fifty-six houses are estimated to have been blown up, together with a mosque, two schools and a water tank.
The casualties amounted to 67 killed, including men, women and children, and hundreds wounded.
One of the most painful scenes was that of a woman looking at the sky while sitting on top of a pile of debris from which protruded small hands and feet which were the severed-members of her six children, while the bullet-ridden body of her husband was lying on the road opposite her.Whole families were killed in this blood bath.
David Ben Gurion, a former Israeli prime minister, was the one who ordered the perpetration of the massacre, while the terrorist Ariel Sharon, the current Israeli prime minister, led Unit 101 which carried out the attack on the village. Har Zion was one of the men of the unit and was considered a "national hero"!!(91)
70 - "Nahalin" Massacre - 28 March 1954
Nahalin is a Palestinian Arab village of the District of Jerusalem. In the year 1945, it had a population of 620.
The Massacre: On 28/3/1954, a force of Zionist paratroopers attacked the village, killing nine of its inhabitants and injuring 19 others. The terrorist Ariel Sharon commanded the operation.(92)
71 - Deir Ayyoob Massacre - 2 November 1954
Deir Ayyoob is Palestinian Arab village southeast of the town of Ramleh. It had a population of 320.
The Massacre: At 10 AM of 2 November 1954, three children of the Arab village of "Yalo" went out to collect firewood. They were one 12-year old boy and two girls, aged ten and eight. Upon arriving close to the village of Deir Ayyoob, 400 meters from the armistice line, some Zionist soldiers surprised them. One of the two girls ran away. The soldiers fired at her hitting her in the thigh; but she continued to run till she reached her village and informed her folks. The children's parents hurried to the scene. They saw 10 Zionist soldiers leading the two children to the bottom of the valley in the south. There, they fired at them, then disappeared behind the armistice line. The folks went after their kids.
The boy was found dead while the girl was seriously injured. She was moved to the hospital, but died the following morning.(93)
72 - "Gaza" Massacre - 28 February 1955
At 8.30 PM of 28/2/1955, the Zionist enemy perpetrated a massacre in the city of Gaza. The Palestinian and Egyptian blood mixed in this massacre. A Zionist force had entered the Gaza Water Plant on 14/8/1954, killed its foreman and planted mines in the area before withdrawing. The murderers returned on the evening of 28/2/1955 divided into three groups: one group blew up the water plant, another attacked the Egyptian sites with machineguns, mortars and hand grenades, while the third planted landmines on the roads to prevent any rescue operation.
Thirty-nine persons were killed and thirty-three were injured, with the major casualties suffered by the Egyptian troops who were taken by surprise.(94)
73 - "Arab Al-Azazmeh" Massacre - March 1955
Al-Azazmeh is a Palestinian Arab tribe located south of Beersheba District. Its camps stretched between Beersheba, Wadi Araba, and the Sinai borders. In 1946, the tribe had a population of 16370.
The Massacre: In March 1955, the tribe was the victim of a massacre carried out by Unit 101 of the Zionist army, formed by the terrorist Moshe Dayan, and later commanded by the terrorist Ariel Sharon. No details have so far infiltrated about the massacre.(95)
74 - "Gaza" Massacre - 5 April 1956
On 5/4/1956, the Zionist invaders blasted with 120-mm mortars the center of the populated city of Gaza, which also housed a large number of refugees. The enemy artillery also bombarded the villages of "Deir AlBalah", "Absan" and "Khaza'a". The casualties were 60 martyrs, including 27 women, 29 men and four children, and 93 injured, including 32 women, 53 men and 8 children.(96)
75 - "Gaza" Massacre - 15 April 1956
On 15/4/1956, the Zionists blasted Gaza Hospital with artillery. The brutal bombardment killed 13 children, 1 ~ women and 31 men, and injured 82, including 26 children, 25 women and 31 men.(97)
76 - "Qalqilya" Massacre - 10 October 1956
Qalqilya is a Palestinian Arab town, 16 kilometers southwest of the city of Tulkarm.
The Massacre: On 10/10/1956, a Zionist force estimated at an infantry battalion and an armored battalion backed by field artillery and ten fighter-planes attacked the town from three directions. The attackers cut the telephone lines and mined some roads. The attack was foiled thanks to the fierce resistance of the town's National Guard and the residents, which astonished the enemy. However, the enemy attackers returned once more following an intensive bombardment, in which fighter-planes took part. The Zionists then entered the town firing haphazardly without distinction. They also blew up some houses over the heads of their occupants. The massacre resulted in 70 martyrs, including many women, children and elderly peop1e.(98)
77 - "Kafr Qassem" Massacre - 29 October 1956
Kafr Kassem is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of Tulkarm. It had a population of 1460; its area was 58 donums, and its land area was 12765 donums.
The Massacre: On 29/10/1956, the day the tripartite aggression started against Egypt, the Zionist officer Shmuel Milinki, a commander of a unit of the 'border guards', was ordered to impose a curfew on some villages, including Kafr Qassem. Milinki informed his officers that the war had started and he explained to them the duties assigned to them, namely to implement the curfew order firmly without any arrests. He told them: "it is desirable to have some of the village inhabitants killed". A detachment of this unit was stationed at the western entrance of the village, while other detachments were deployed around and inside the village.
At 4.30 PM, the village headman was summoned to be informed about the curfew order to go into effect at 5.00 PM. He was asked to notify the village inhabitants. The headman replied that some of the villagers work in their fields outside the village, and therefore, the half hour left is not enough to pass the word about the curfew. The unit officer gave his word and that of the government to the headman promising safe passage to all the returning villagers.
Few minutes before 5.00 PM, the massacre started from the western side of the village (99). In other words, the massacre started prior to sunset and continued for over seven hours until half hour after midnight. Lieutenant 'Gabriel Dahan' had ordered his men to open fire in order to kill any person who would be outside his home after 5.00 PM, with no distinction between the men, women or children returning to their villages. Killing started in batches.
The soldiers ordered the villagers to stand in one line. Corporal "Shalom Ofer" shouted "Mow them down". Entire families were killed, other villagers were killed on their carts, others while on foot. The murderers killed 14 women in one lot. Children and old persons were not spared. The toll of the massacre was 49 martyrs (100). Among the children were eleven boys 112 to 16 years old. Two boys were killed while grazing the sheep with one of their relatives. Three girls 12-14 years old were among those kil1ed.(101)
The commanders in charge of this massacre were:
- Major Shmuel Milinki: Commander of the unit belonging to the border guards.
- Lt. Gabriel Dahan: of the border guards, commander of the detachment that executed the massacre.
- Lt. Col. Alof Shadmi, commander of the military brigade in the region.
- Corporal Shalom Ofer. He played a major role in killing the villagers who were on their way back to the village
- Tesvi Tsur: The officer in charge of the command of the military center in the region.
- David Ben Gurion: The then Zionist Premier and War Minister.
- Moshe Dayan: Chief of Staff of the Zionist army
- Shimon Peres: Deputy War Minister
The murderers were tried and were "convicted". All were released later, the last one of them being released in 1966.
In another trial of one of the infamous murderers, Lt. Col. Alof Shadmi, the "court" ruled that he was guilty of committing a "technical error". The court ruled that he should be reprimanded and be fined one Israeli piaster!! From that day, the "Shadmi piaster" has become proverbial among the Arabs in occupied Palestine.(102)
The Zionist daily Haaretz confirmed shortly after the massacre, that the soldiers who perpetrated the massacre were given a 50 percent salary increase.(103)
In September 1960, Lt. Gabriel Dahan, the detachment commander, was appointed in charge of Arab affairs in the district of Ramleh.(104)
Following is a list of the names of the martyrs of the Kafr Qassem massacre: (105)

 

 

Serial #

Name of Martyr

Age

Remarks

1

Ghazi Mahmood Darwish Issa

20

 

2

Uthman Abdullah Issa

30

 

3

Zaghloola Ahmad Issa

45

 

4

Ibrahim ‘Abdul-Hadi Issa

27

Father of 2

5

Fatima Mustafa Issa

18

 

6

Saleh Mustafa Ahmad Issa

17

 

7

‘Abd Ahmad lssa

15

 

8

Lateefa Dawood Issa

13

 

9

‘Abd Mahmood lssa

12

 

10

Talal Shaker Issa

8

 

11

Abdullah Suleiman Issa

-

An old man who died on the following day horrified by the massacre when his grandson was killed, and his son Shaker and
daughter-in-law and granddaughter were injured.

12

Fathi Uthman Abdullah Issa

12

 

13

Mahmood    Abdul-Razzaq Sarsoor

16

 

14

Abdul-Saleem Issa

20

Father of one

15

Ata Yaaoob Sarsoor

26

Father of two

16

Jum’ a Muhammad Ziad Sarsoor

16

Son of the martyr Safa Sarsoor (# 17)

17

Safa Abdullah Sarsoor

45

Mother of Jum’a Muhammad Ziad Sarsoor(# l6)

18

Yusuf Mahmood Isma’il Sarsoor

45

Father of five

19

Abdullah Muhammad Ziad Sarsoor

14

Second son of martyr Safa Sarsoor (# 17)

20

Fatima Dawood Sarsoor

30

8 months pregnant

21

Muhanimad Ali Sarsoor

25

Father of six

22

Mahmood Saleem Sarsoor

17

 

23

Fatima Saleh Sarsoor

14

 

24

Mahmood Khadr Jaber Sarsoor

27

 

25

Abd Saleem Muhammad Freij

14

 

26

Musa Theeb Freij

18

 

27

Ahmad Muhammad Freij

35

Father of four

28

Jum’a Tawfiq lssa

16

 

29

Hulwa Muhammad Budeir

60

 

30

Saleem Ahmad Bashir Budeir

50

Father of six

31

Fatima Muhammad Budeir

40

 

32

Rashia Fayiq Budeir

13

 

33

Abdul-Rahim Saleem Budeir

25

Father of four

34

Abdullah Jaber Budeir

17

 

35

Amina Qassem Taha

50

 

36

Ali Uthman Taha

30

Father of eight

37

Zeinab Abdul-Rahman Taha

45

 

38

Jamal Saleem Muhammad Taha

11

 

39 

Bakriyya Mahmood Taha

17

Daughter of martyr Zeinab Taha (# 37)

40

Khameesa Ahmad Amer

50

Mother of seven

41

Salah Muhammad Amer

40

Father of three

42

Ahmad Muhammad Jawdat Amer

18

 

43

Saleh Muhammad Ahmed Amer

40

 

44

Salah Salama Amer

18

 

45

Mahmood Abd Jaafar

35

Father of seven

46

Mahmood Habib

 

Driver of truck which ransported the female workers from Tayyiba to Kafr Qassem

47

Muhammad?

 

A worker from the village of “Badda” adjacent to Kafr Qassem

48

Riyad Raja Hamdan Dawood

8

 

49

Mahmood Abdul-Ghafer Rayyan

35

.

50

Muhammad      Abdul-Rahman Assi

50

 

51

Mahmood           Muhammad
Massarwa

25

 

52

Musa Thiyab Abd Hamad

 

(in his twenties)

 

 

78 - "Khan Younis" Massacre - 3- 5 November 1956
Khan Younis is a Palestinian Arab town in the Gaza district. In 1946, its population counted 12350 persons, and its area was 2302 donums, while its land area was 53820 donums.
The Massacre: On 3/11/1956, the town was the scene of a horrible crime perpetrated by the Zionist occupiers in the eastern region, in "Khuza'a", in "Absan" and "Bani Suheila", as well as in the town itself and elsewhere. The toll of the massacre was more than 500 martyrs.(106)
The following day, the peak of the killing was in the regions of "Fayyadiyya" and "Qarrara". In the southern part of the town, the Zionist troops ordered the young men to line up and then started firing on them, killing more than 20 of them. In the western part of the town, the Zionists killed 30 people.(107)
On 5/11/1956, the massacre reached the "Awassi" and "Tal Zeidan" areas on the seashore. The massacre continued at intervals till 7 March 1957.(108)
79 - "Khan Younis" Refugee camp Massacre - 3 November 1956
On 3/11/1956, the Zionist occupation army attacked the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Younis and perpetrated a horrible massacre, killing more than 250 civilians.(109)
80 - "Khan Younis Refugee Camp" Massacre - 12 November 1956
Nine days after the first massacre at the refugee camp on 3/11/1956, a unit of the Zionist army perpetrated another massacre in the same camp on 12/11/1956, killing 275 refugees. In the same attack, another 100 refugees fell martyrs.(110)
81 - "Sammou" Massacre - 13/11/1966
Sammou' is a Palestinian Arab village situated 14 kms south of the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil). In 1961, it had a population of 3103.
The Massacre: On Sunday 13/11/1966, the Zionist troops raided the village and its neighbour "Rafat". The enemy used eighty U.S.-made "Patton" tanks and more than 80 half-track armored vehicles, and 12 planes. The raid lasted four hours, killing 18 and injuring 134 unarmed civilians. Among the martyrs were some Jordanian military personnel. The Zionists blew up 125 homes, 15 huts built of stones, a clinic, a six-room school, a mechanical workshop. The village mosque was also damaged.(111)
82 - "Jerusalem" Massacre - 7 June 1967
On 5 June 1967, and in the two days that followed, the Zionist troops showered Jerusalem and its inhabitants with incendiary bombs, from the air and on the ground, killing 300 civilians, including entire families inside their homes. Others were killed on the roads and in the lanes while attempting to save their lives.
Hundreds of residences and shops were destroyed outside and within the city walls. Grave damage was inflicted on the churches, mosques, and hospitals, including, but not limited to, the "Church of Saint Hanna", the "Schmidt College Church", outside Bab Al-Amood (the Column Gate), the "Holy Aqsa Mosque", the Minaret of "Bab Al-Asbat", "Augusta Victoria" Hospital on the "Mount of Olives". This hospital was crowded with patients and wounded persons.
Then, the Zionist troops looted many buildings, schools, hotels, houses, stores, and stole cars.(112)
83 - "Rafah Refugee Camp" Massacre - June 1967
During the June 1967 aggression, the Zionist occupation troops stormed the camp and killed 23 men, leaving their bodies lying in the street for several days in order to terrorize the refugees in the camp. Finally, the bodies were buried in a mass grave.(113)
84 - "Al-Karama" Massacre - 20 July 1967
On 20/7/1967, the Zionists shelled the Palestinian refugee camp in the Jordanian village of "Al-Karama", killing 14 Palestinian civilians, including an elementary-school teacher and three children, and injuring 28 others.(114)
85 - "Al-Karama" Massacre - 9 February 1968
On 9/2/1968, the Zionists shelled the Palestinian refugee camp of the Jordanian village of "Al-Karama". They killed the UNRWA personnel, as well as 14 civilians and injured 50 others. The refugee shacks and a boys' school were hit.(115)
86 - "Lebanon Refugee Camps" Massacre - 14-16 May 1974
The Zionist aircraft attacked the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon during the period 14-16 May 1974.The toll was 50 civilians killed and 200 injured. The Nabatiyya camp suffered grave damage.(116)
87 - "Sabra and Shatila" Massacre - 16-18 September 1982
Sabra and Shatila are two of a total of 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The Massacre: On 16/9/1982, the Zionist invaders committed in the two camps a massacre that is considered among the most horrible and abominable mass massacres perpetrated by the Zionist enemy against the Palestinian Arab people. The massacre continued for three days until 18/9/1982. Though the direct perpetrators of the massacre were from the Phalangists, its planners, plotters, supervisors and participants in some of its phases were the then commanders of the Zionist occupation army, on top of which were "Ariel Sharon", the current Prime Minster, who was the "Defense Minister", "Raphael Eitan", Chief-of-Staff at the time. At the peak of IsraeliPhalangist war against the Palestinians and the Lebanese National Movement, Phalangist forces estimated at 12 thousand armed men, stormed the two camps. They massacred a large number of their inhabitants, including women, children and old men.
The number of martyrs who were either slaughtered or killed with bullets varied according to the sources. Some sources spoke about between 3000 and 3500 while Palestinian sources estimated them at more than twelve thousand Palestinians.(117) The Red Cross mission that was removing the bodies of the victims stated that they recorded only those victims who kept in their pockets identity documents but not those who were unidentified.(118)
The murderers took the camps' inhabitants by surprise. They smashed the doors carrying axes and machine guns, killing one family after the other. Concurrently, bulldozers were destroying the houses over the heads of their occupants. Then came the turn of bullets to complete the massacre easily and swiftly.
The Israelis tightened their encirclement of the two camps on the evening of Thursday 16/9/1982. Flares were fired throughout the night of Thursday-Friday 16-17/9/1982. The Israeli artillery unit in Beirut was firing illuminating bombs one after the other every two minutes to illuminate the two camps for the Phalangist militias.(119)
More than 150 Zionist tanks and 100 armored vehicles participated in encircling the two camps.(120)
Sharon congratulated all the murderers saying: "I congratulate you. You have done an excellent job".(121)
Facts have confirmed that this massacre was not born overnight and was in harmony with the Zionist scheme from its start.(122)
Many persons were reported missing during the massacre. The French News Agency (AFP) estimated the missing persons at over 2000. They were loaded on trucks and taken to an unknown destination. The New York Times reported that U.S. diplomatic circles feared that they were taken to the south to be slaughtered there.(123)
It is believed that around 25 percent of the victims were Lebanese and the other 75 percent were Palestinians.
88 - "Ain El-Hilweh Camp" Massacre - 16 May 1983
It is one of the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, close to the Lebanese city of Sidon.
The Massacre: On 16/5/1983, the camp was the scene of a Zionist terrorist attack reminiscent of the "Sabra" and "Shatila" massacre. The Zionists instructed their lackey "Hussein Al-Akr", who was in charge of the so-called "Palestinian National Guard" to return to the camp from which he had fled with his men under the pressure of the Palestinian patriotic elements.
The Zionist enemy took advantage of the anticipated confrontation with the lackey A1-Akr and his men. The Zionists rushed after them with a force of 1500 troops supported by 150 vehicles, sowing destruction throughout the camp. The Zionist artillery pounded indiscriminately the residential areas and the vegetable marketplace. The massacre continued from midnight till 5 AM, then resumed at 9 AM when the camp residents took out to the streets in a large demonstration. The Zionist soldiers imposed a blockade around the camp which lasted till late afternoon.
Fourteen homes were destroyed on the heads of their occupants; two stores were blown up; 150 persons, including old and young men, women and children were arrested; 15 persons were killed or injured.(124)
89 - Massacre of the "Islamic University Campus" in Al Khalil (Hebron) - 26 July 1983
On 26/7/1983, a group of Zionist settlers, protected by Zionist troops, stormed the campus of the "Islamic University" in Al-Khalil (Hebron), opening fire and hurling hand grenades haphazardly in all directions. Three students were killed and 22 others were injured. The murderers stormed into a study hail while continuing to fire. The three martyrs were:
1. Saadu'ddin Hasan Sabri - 39 years
2. Jamal As'ad Nazzal -29 years
3. Sameeh 'Ammoor - 26 years (125)
90 - "Nahalin" Massacre - 13 April 1989
Nahalin is a Palestinian Arab village in the district of Jerusalem.
On 13/4/1989, the Zionist invaders perpetrated a massacre in the village, killing 13 of its inhabitants.(126)

91 - "Uyoon Qara" Massacre - 20 May 1990
On 20/5/1990, a Zionist soldier, using a machinegun, opened fire at a group of Palestinian workers who assembled early morning in the Palestinian village of "Uyoon Qara" near Tel-Aviv, killing seven of them on the spot.(127)
92 - Massacre of "Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque" - 8 October 1990
This hideous crime was orchestrated and plotted by the official Zionist authorities of occupation.
On Monday, 8 October 1990, at the time of the noon prayer, large numbers of troops of the Zionist army, the "border guards", the intelligence men, in cooperation with armed Zionist settlers, encircled the city of Jerusalem, including Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque. They stormed the courtyard of the Mosque and perpetrated the largest Zionist crime in Jerusalem.
Zionist extremists tried to lay the foundation stone of the alleged third Temple in the courtyard of the Mosque. The inhabitants of Jerusalem rushed to prevent them in defense of the Holy Mosque. They clashed with a gang called "Trustees of the Temple Mount". Moments later, Zionist army troops, policemen and frontier guards intervened and began firing indiscriminately from all directions at the Arabs.
Twenty-one Arabs fell martyrs, over 800 were injured, and 250 were arrested.(128)
One hundred Zionist soldiers participated directly in this massacre.(129)
Following is a list of the martyrs of this massacre (130):

 

 

Serial

Name of Martyr

Age

Remarks

1

Burhanu'ddin ‘Abdul-Rahman Kashoor

19

A bullet blew up his head and brain. He was a resident of Old Jerusalem

2

Ayman Mohieddin Ali Shami

18

A bullet pierced his neck and penetrated his back. He was a resident of “Wadi AI-Jawz”

3

Ibrahim Ali Farhat Adkaidek

16

Six bullets in the neck, waist and thighs

4

Ibrahim Abdul Qader Ibrahim Ghurab

31

Two bullets in the chest. He was a resident of “Wadi Al-Jawz”

5

Izzu'ddin Jihad Hamida Al-Yaseen

15

Six bullets in the head, chest, abdomen and thighs. He was a resident of “Old Jerusalem”

6

Majdi ‘Abd Hmeidan Abu Suneina

17

Five bullets in the chest. He was a resident of “Old Jerusalem”

7

Mariam Hussain Zahran Makhtoob

52

A bullet in the head. She was from “Qibya”
village, northwest of Jerusalem

8

Fawzi saeed Ismail Al-Sheikh

63

A bullet in the head. He was a resident of “Kharbta” village of Ramallah District

9

Nimr Ibrahim Al-Duwaik

24

Four bullets in the eye, chest, abdomen and hand. He was a resident of “Wadi Al-Jawz”

10

Ribhi Hussein Al-Ammoori A-Rajji

61

Three bullets in the back, and a fourth in the chest. He was a resident of “Al-Bareed” neighborhood in Jerusalem

11

Muhammad Aref Yaseen Abu Suneina

30

Three bullets in the head, neck and arm. He was from Hebron

12

Fayez Hussein Husni Abu Suneina

18

A bullet penetrated the neck up to the brain. He was a resident of Aizariyya

13

Majdi Nazmi Misbah Abu Sbeih

17

A bullet in the chest and another in the waist. He was from “Ram” town

14

Abdul-Karim Muhammad Warrad Za’atra

40

Several bullets, but where they hit is unknown. He was a resident of Jabal Al­Mukabber”

15

Jado Muhammad Rajih Zahida

24

A bullet in the chest and another in the head. He was a resident of “Al-Zaim”
neighborhood in “Al­Toor”

16

Musa ‘Abdul-Hadi Murshid Suwaiti

27

Three bullets in the head, waist and back. He was a resident of “Old Jerusalem”

17

Saleem Ahmad Bedri Al-Khaldi

24

A bullet in the chest

18

Adnan Khalaf Shteiwi Janadi

28

Three bullets in the abdomen. He was a resident of “Tamra” village in “Acre”
district.

19

Najla Saadu'ddin Siyam

-

She suffered a severe heart attack upon
seeing the horrible scenes. She was a
resident of “Wadi Al­Jawz”

20

Yusuf Abu Suneina

-

Preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque

21

Abd Muhammad Miqdad

-

 

 

 

Those responsible for perpetrating this massacre were:
- Gwershon Slamon: leader of the Trustees of the Temple Mount Zionist organization.
- Arieh Bibi: Commander of the Jerusalem Police Force at the time.
- Yitzhaq Rabin: Zionist War Minister at the time
- Yitzhak Shamir: Zionist Prime Minister at the time.(131)
93 - Massacre of the “Ibrahimi Mosque” in Hebron - 25 February 1994
No Zionist massacre perpetrated against our people over half a century has been as brutal as the horrible massacre carried out by the Zionist settler “Goldstein” with the support of some other settlers and the Zionist troops of occupation.
This massacre was committed against Moslems while performing their prayers in the courtyard of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. Shrapnels of grenades and bullets pierced the heads, necks and backs of those praying. This horrible crime resulted in killing 21 Arab citizens of the city and injuring hundreds of them (132). The massacre took place at dawn during the holy month of Ramadhan. The prayer performers were then able to kill the murderer, “Goldstein”.
The massacre was perpetrated under the view and protection of the Zionist troops of occupation. The Arab citizens clashed with the troops. Scores of Arabs were killed and thousands were injured. The Zionist soldiers closed the gates of the Mosque to prevent the people from escaping and to prevent any outside help from reaching those inside the Mosque.
Some Zionist soldiers and armed settlers rushed into the courtyard and fired at the Arabs, many of whom were killed at the hands of a Zionist officers and soldiers who were inside the courtyard when the massacre took place. The troops even followed the injured people and their rescuers to the hospital doors, killing more of them, as well as during the burial ceremony.
Thus, there was not one massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque on that day, but three consecutive ones.
Eyewitnesses said that the Arab citizen Muhammad Atiyya Al-Salaymeh was shot from the back by a Zionist sniper while burying one of the martyrs. Hence, the two martyrs were buried in the same grave.
Other eyewitnesses stated that the Arab citizen “Arafat Al-Bayidh” fell martyr when he was shot ten minutes after paying homage to another martyr at the gate of the “National Hospital”.(133)
Following are the names of the martyrs of the massacre of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron: (134)

 

 

Serial

Name of Martyr

Age

Remarks

1

Raed Abdul-Muttaleb hasan Natche

20

Single. He is the eldest of his brothers

2

Alaa Back Abdul-Halim Taha Abu Suneina

17

Single

3

Marwan Mutla Hamed Abu Najma

32

Father of six

4

Thiyab Abdul-Latif Harbawi Karki

24

Single. The only breadwinner of the family

5

Khaled Khalwi Abu Hussein Abu Suneina

58

Father of eight

6 Nure'ddin Ibrahim Abdul-Muhtaseb 22

The  only breadwinner of the family. He had a sick father

7

Muhammad Kifah Abdul-Ezz Zakariya Maraa

1 1

-

8

Mahmood Sadeq Muhammad Abu Zaanoona

49

Father of four

9

Saber Musa Hosni Katiba Bdeir

37

Father of four, the eldest of whom was 7 years old

10

Nimr Muhammad Nimr Mujahid

34

Father of four

11

Kamal Jamal Abdul-Ghani Qfeisha

13

-

12

Arafat Musa Yusuf Barqan

28

Father of four

13

Raji Al-Zein Abdul-Khaleq Ghaith

47

-

14

Waleed Zuheir Mahfooz Abu Hamdiyya

13

Single

15

Sufyan Barakat Awf Za’ ida

21

Single. He was helping his father who was an usherer

16

Jamil Ayed Abdul-Fattah Natsha

48

He was supporting 13 persons, the youngest of whom was two years old

17

Abdul-Haq Ibrahim Abdul-Haq Ja’ abari

55

Married.Supporting 13 persons

18

Suleiman Awwad Ulayyan Ja’abari

37

Father of ten, the eldest being ten years old

19

Tareq Adnan Muhammad Ashoor Abu Suneina

14

-

20

Abdul-Rahim Abdul-Rahman Salama

48

Married. He was supporting 11 persons, the eldest being 25 years old

21

Jabr Aref Abu Hadid Abu Suneina

11

Eldest son in the family

22

Hatem Khudr Nimr Fakhoori

26

Father of a son and a daughter

23

Salim Idris Falah Idriss

27

Father of a son and a daughter

24

Rami Arafat Ali Rajji

11

-

25

Khaled Muhammad Hamza Abdul-Rahman Al-Karki

18

-

26

Wael Salah Yaaqoob Muhtasseb

28

Father of three

27

Zeidan Hammooda Abdul-Majid Hamed

26

Father of four

28

Ahmad Abdullah Muhammad Taha Abu Suneina

25

He was helping his father who was
supporting a family of twelve

29

Talal Muhammad Dawood
Mahmood Dandash

26

Married and had a pregnant wife

30

Atiyya Muhammad Atiyya Salayima

33

 Father of five

31

Ismail Fayez Ismail ufeisha

28

Father of one
daughter. His wife was pregnant

32

Nader Salam Saleh Nahida

19

 Single. He was supporting his brothers and his blind mother. His father was dead

33

Ayman Ayoob Muhammad Qawasima

21

Single. He was the only supporter of his family.

34

Arafat Mahmood Ahmad Al-Bayed

28

Father of three daughters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those responsible for the massacre were:
- Reserve Medical Captain "Baroch Goldstein": the terrorist in charge of the perpetrators of the massacre. He was a member of the Zionist "Kach"group and a member of the American Jewish Defense League in New York.
- Colonel "Ruben Rafif": Commander of the soldiers in charge of "guarding" the Mosque.
- "Ben Benyamin": in charge of the guards at the main entrance of the Mosque.
- "Kobe ben Yusuf': in charge of guarding the eastern entrance of the Mosque. He took part in firing at the Arabs.
- "Feef Don": a guard at the eastern entrance of the Mosque. He fired at the prayer performers.
- Major "Dob Sattelman": Commander of the Mosque area

- Colonel "Maeil Kleigi": Commander of the occupation army in Hebron area.
- "Yehud Barak": Then Chief-of-Staff of the Zionist army
- "Yitzhak Rabin": Then Prime Minister of the Zionist entity.(135)


ANNEX:


Haganah:
It is the abbreviated name of the Secret Jewish Military Organization, which operated in Palestine during the British Mandate period. It was founded on 12 June 1920. Its active members within the "Jewish Police force" were around 22 thousand terrorists, armed and trained by the British Army under the command of a Britihs officer called "Charles Wingate".
After declaring the establishment of the Zionist entity in 1948, the Haganah formed the backbone of the Zionist army.
Itzel or Irgun: This Zionist terrorist organization was formed in 1937 after separating from the Haganah. It became Itzel under the command of "Jabotinsky", the head of the New Zionist Organization. The Itzel commander was "David Razial", who when killed in Iraq, was succeeded by the terrorist "Menachem Begin". In 1948, Itzel was dissolved and its members joined the Zionist army.
Lehi or Stern: It is a secret Zionist organization which operated in Palestine during the British mandate. It was founded by the Zionist terrorist "Abraham Stern". Lehi separated from Itzel in 1940, after which it carried the name of its founder "Stern".
Lehi "Stern" was dissolved in 1948. Part of its members joined the Workers General Organization, while others joined other extremist Zionist parties. "Yitzhak Shamir" was commander of the Stern operations.
Palmach: It is a military organization and was the permanent army of the Haganah or its military wing. Palmach was established in 1941. In 1948, its brigades became the military striking nucleus of the Zionist army.
Unit 101: It was a professional terrorist gang and was considered Sharon's private army. Its members were not classified according to their military ranks, but "according to their fighting experience".
In January 1954, the Unit was united with the Paratroopers Battalion of the Zionist army at the initiative of "Moshe Dayan". "Ariel Sharon" became the paratroop commander.
Among the students of Sharon in Unit 101 was "Raphael Eitan" who was the Chief-of-Staff of the Zionist army during the invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

 

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