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Zionist massacres against Palestinians: Brief list & discription

09 May, 15

Bodies of Palestinians massacred in Deir Yassin village, massacre by Israeli Haganah against Palestinian civilians on April 9, 1948
Bodies of Palestinians massacred in Deir Yassin village, massacre by Israeli Haganah against Palestinian civilians on April 9, 1948

The following is a list and a brief description of some of the genocide-style, cold-blooded Massacres that Zionists committed against unarmed, civilian Palestinians:

  • Yehida Massacre
  • Khisas Massacre
  • Qazaza Massacre
  • Al-Sheikh Village Massacre
  • Deir Yassin Massacre
  • Naser Al-Din Massacre
  • Beit Daras Massacre
  • The Dahmash Mosque Massacre
  • Dawayma Massacre
  • Sharafat Massacre
  • Kibya Massacre
  • Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • Al-Sammou' Massacre
  • The Sabra and Shatila Massacre
  • Oyon Qara Massacre
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque Massacre
  • The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre
  • The Jabalia Massacre
  • Eretz Checkpoint Massacre
  • 1990 Aqsa Massacre
  • Tarkumia Massacre.

Brief Description of the Massacres:

Theses Massacres are by no means exhaustive, but they showcase the horrendous acts of the Zionist occupation of Palestine and manifest 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 on Palestine which is ethnically cleansed from its indigenous people.

Yehida Massacre

13 December 1947: 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 what it looked to be four British Army patrols entering the village. They were not suspicious as they were reassured of safety by the British, especially that Zionist 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 did not come to protect the villagers. With machine guns they sprayed bullets into the crowd gathered in the coffee house. Some of the attackers placed bombs next to Palestinian homes while other disguised terrorists tossed grenades at civilians here and there. For a while it seemed as if the villagers would been annihilated. But soon a real British patrol arrived to foil the well-organized killing raid. The death toll of 7 Palestinian civilians could have been much higher. Earlier the same day 6 Palestinians were killed and 23 wounded when homemade bombs were tossed at a crowd of Palestinians standing near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. In Jaffa another bomb killed six more Arabs and injured over 40.

Khisas Massacre

18 December 1947: Two carloads of Haganah terrorists drove through the village of Khisas (on the Lebanese Syrian border) firing machine guns and throwing grenades. 10 Palestinian civilians were killed in the raid.

Qazaza Massacre

19 December 1947: Five Palestinian children were murdered in cold blood when Jewish terrorists blew up the house of the village Mukhtar (Alderman).

Al-Sheikh Village Massacre

1 January 1948: On that night; around two hundred Zionists armed with hand grenades and machine guns sneaked into this small village (5km South East of Haifa). The attackers came through the southern hills (most possibly from Nisher Zionist settlement which lies about 5KM/ 3 miles south of the village). They attacked the houses on the edges of the village with hand grenades and finished off with machine guns killing over 40 of the Palestinians.

Deir Yassin Massacre

9-10 April 1948: The Massacre that became the symbol of Zionist blood-thirst, aggression and treachery of Zionists. The Mukhtar (Alderman) of the village had agreed with the Zionists to provide information on the movement of strangers in the area as well as other intelligence provided their village is spared. The Zionists did not to keep their promise. In an operation which was called Operation Unity, the Haganah cooperated with the Irgun and the Stern Gang is this operation. At 4:30 am on Friday 9th April 1948, Zionists surrounded the village which was overlooked by two Jewish settlements, Givat Shaul and Montefiore. For two days Zionist terrorists killed men women and children, raped women and stole their jewelry. A chilling account of the Massacre is given by a Red Cross doctor who arrived at the village on the second day and saw himself the mopping up as one of the terrorists put it to him. He says that the mopping gulp had been done with machine guns, then grenades and finished off with knives. Pregnant women's bellies were cut open and babies were butchered in the hands of their helpless mothers. More than 250 people were murdered in cold blood. Of them 25 pregnant women were bayoneted in the abdomen while still alive. Fifty two children were maimed under the eyes of their own mothers, and they were slain and their heads cut off. The Jewish Agency and the commander of the British ground troops knew of the Massacre while it was going on, however, no one intervened to stop it.

Naser Al-Din Massacre

13-14 April 1948, a contingent of Lehi and Irgun entered this village (near Tiberias) on the night of 13 April dressed as Palestinian 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.

Beit Daras Massacre

21 May 1948, 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 ambushed by the Zionist army who massacred them despite the fact that they were only women and children fleeing the fighting.

The Dahmash Mosque Massacre

11 July 1948, 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, over one hundred 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 Palestinian population of Lydda and Ramle, who were then ordered to march out of these towns after they were stripped of all personal belonging by Zionist soldiers. Yitzhak 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 Lydda and Ramble came to refugee camps near Ramallah, around 350 lost their lives on the way through dehydration and sun strokes. Many survived by drinking their own urine. The conditions in the refugee camps were to claim more lives...

Dawayma Massacre

29 October 1948, the following is the testimony of a soldier who participated in the occupation of the village of Dawayma (in the Haifa sub district): "They killed between 80 to 100 Arab men women and children. To kill children they fractured their heads with sticks. There was not one home left without corpses .... One commander ordered a soldier to bring two women into a building he was about to blow up... Another soldier prided himself on having raped an Arab women before shooting her to death...." The Massacre was perpetrated by the 89th Battalion, the authors of Lydda Massacre.

Sharafat Massacre

7 February 1951, Zionist soldiers crossed the armistice line to this village (5KM/ 3 Miles from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar (Alderman) and his neighbors. Ten Palestinians were killed (2 men, 3 women and 5 children) and 8 were wounded.

Kibya Massacre

14 October 1953, 9:30 PM, about 700 formal Israeli troops attacked the border Jordanian village of Kibya, north west of Jerusalem. Using mortars, machine guns, rifles and explosives they blew up 42 houses, the local schools and the mosque. Every man woman and child found by these criminals was killed. Seventy five innocent villagers were murdered in cold blood. The raids were ordered by Ariel Sharon, the hero of Sabra and Shatila Massacres.

Kafr Qasem Massacre

29 October 1956: Israeli Border guards (Ha-Mishmar Gvool) 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. They reached Kafr Qasem around 4:45 PM and informed the Mukhtar (Alderman) who protested that there are about 400 villagers working outside the village and there is not enough time to inform them of the new times. An officer assured him that they will be taken care of. Then the guards waited at the entrance to the village. Forty three of Kafr Qasem inhabitants were Massacred in cold blood by the army as they returned from work. Their crime was violating a curfew they did not know about. On the northern entrance of the village, 3 more were killed and 2 were killed inside of the village. The Zionist Lieutenant Danhan was touring the area in his jeep reporting the Massacre, on his wireless he said "minus 15 Arabs" after a while his message on the radio to his H.Q. was "it is difficult to count".

Al-Sammou' Massacre

13 November 1966, Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighboring village. Eighteen people were killed and 54 wounded.

The Sabra and Shatila Massacre

15-18 September 1982, after the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon Phalangist puppets of the Israelis Massacred over 3000 Palestinian men, women and children under the watchful eyes of the Israeli army and using Israeli arms and bulldozers. A body count by the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed 2750 dead, the real figure is thought to be much higher and may never be known. In 1983, the Israeli government assign supreme Justice Kahan whose investigation revealed the "indirect" involvement of the Israeli troops and the hitherto defense minister Ariel Sharon in the Massacres.

Oyon Qara Massacre

 20 May 1990: An Israeli soldier lined up more than 20 Palestinian laborers and murdered seven of them with a sub-machine gun. Thirteen more Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in subsequent demonstrations to protest the Massacre in various parts of the territories.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Massacre

8 October 1990, Israeli police opened fire on worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque killing 22 people. 

The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

25 February 1994, A Jewish terrorist, from Kiryat Arba' settlement Massacred 61 (29 on the scene) worshipers inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil (Hebron) and wounded about 200. Later massive demonstrations took to the streets of Palestine and the Zionist army responded by life ammunitions killing 23 and wounding hundreds more. Reports indicated there were 3 Jewish settler gunners, not only one.

The Jabalia Massacre

28 March 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.

Eretz 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 numbers of settlers were taking part firing at Palestinians. Protest 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 two Palestinians were shot in Hebron.


      These are just some of the Massacres committed against the Palestinians 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 Massacre of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslims and Christians 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.