66 years have passed since Israeli occupation forces committed a heinous crime in the Palestinian village Kafr Qassim in 1948 occupied Palestine.
The Israeli forces cold-bloodedly murdered about 49 Palestinians, including 23 children. A pregnant woman was among the victims.
On October 29, 1956, the Israeli occupation forces imposed a curfew on most Palestinian villages and cities when Kafr Qassim’s farmers were outside the village working in their lands with no means to know about the curfew.
The villagers returned to the village at the end of the day without knowing anything about the curfew. Once the farmers reached the entrance of Kafr Qassim, Israeli troops directly opened fire and killed more than 49.
In July 2022, new details were revealed on the Kafr Qassim massacre. Documents revealed that the occupation soldiers knew that they would kill unarmed Palestinians who had no way of knowing about the curfew.
It was a link between the Kafr Qassim massacre and a secret Israeli plan to forcibly displace Palestinians from their lands, in preparation for full control over Kafr Qassim.
Kafr Qassim is one of the Palestinian villages that was occupied during the 1948 Nakba by the Israeli military. Following the Nakba, the Israeli occupation intended to evacuate the area from its original people fully.
The Israeli soldiers responsible for the crimes were sent to trial after wide international criticism of the crimes. However, they were released after serving a short time in prison.