The Massacre of Deir Yassin, Palestine; April 9th, 1948
Irgun and Stern Gang, the Jewish forces, stormed into the village of Deir Yassin on this day 63 years ago [64 now], they sprayed the houses with machine gun fire, killing many. They raped and killed some of the women, they gathered the remaning villagers in one place and shot them all in cold blood.
Fahim Zaydan was 12 at the time;
“They took us out one after the other; shot an old man and when one of his daughters cried, she was shot too. Then they called my brother Muhammad, and shot him infront of us, and when my mother yelled, bending over him- carrying my little sister Hudra in her hands, still breastfeeding her- they shot her too.”
Zaydan was shot too (he survived) when the troops lined up children against a wall and sprayed them with bullets “just for the fun of it”.
Research suggests that between 93-170 people were massacred, this list doesn’t include the people killed during the fighting.
Info source; The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe (see pages 90-92)
Picture source; http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/authors/Darkmoon-Rachel.html