Today marks the 74th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, which was perpetrated by the Israeli Zionist gangs against the people of the village west of occupied Jerusalem.
On the dawn of April 9, 1948, the gangs from the Zionist terrorist organizations Arjun and Stern stormed the village of Deir Yassin and launched an attack, supported by the Zionist terrorist groups Palmach and Haganah.
The Israeli Jewish attackers expected the people to panic from the attack and flee the village, the main reason for the attack; So that the Jews could capture the village and start a chain of deportation of Palestinians from their land.
The Jewish attackers, driven by an armored car, stormed into the village, but were surprised by unanticipated Palestinian resistance fire. 4 Israeli occupiers were killed and 32 injured, after which the attackers called for help from the Haganah leadership in Jerusalem.
The Jewish attackers managed to recover their wounds, then continued their attack on the village and killed its inhabitants, indiscriminating between men, children, women, and old people, in the most heinous manifestation of the policy of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Zionist terrorist gangs during the Nakba events.
Not only did the armed IOF shed blood in the village, but they also took a number of Palestinian villagers in cars, paraded them through the streets of Jewish neighborhoods amid Jewish shouts, then returned the victims to the village of Deir Yassin, and carried out the worst forms of torture against them, in violation of all international conventions and norms.
Some 25 of the Palestinian villagers were taken by buses to the streets of occupied Jerusalem, as the Roman armies had done, and then executed by firing squad by the Israeli criminal occupiers.
The massacre saw support for Palmah terrorists at a camp near Jerusalem, where they shelled the village of Deir Yassin with mortars to facilitate the attacking gangs.
The Deir Yassin massacre resulted in the deaths of a large number of Palestinians. Arab and Palestinian sources reported that between 250 and 360 Palestinians were killed, including women, children, and the elderly.
At the time, the Israeli occupation denied international institutions, including the Red Cross, access to the crime scene to find out what had happened on the ground.
Deir Yassin is a Palestinian village situated on a hilltop, a short distance from the west of Jerusalem. If you try to find it on a map today, you will be disappointed, as the village has been completely razed to the ground.