Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 10

Remembering Israel’s Attack on Jerusalem’s Saris Village in 1948

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The Palestinian memory in April is full of tragedies and painful scenes caused by the Israeli occupation gangs in the Palestinian lands during the Nakba in 1948.

On April 16, 1948, Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem survived a deadly attack by Haganah gangs on Saris village in occupied Jerusalem.

The village, which covers an area of ​​more than 10 square meters, was attacked and occupied following the Deir Yassin massacre.

Nearly 500 Israeli soldiers invaded the village and stayed for five hours, displacing Palestinians and demolishing their homes.

Media sources mentioned that the Israeli gangs bombed 25 Palestinian buildings and set fire to several others.

Following the attack, Israeli occupation forces established two Israeli settlements on the lands of Saris and its surrounding area within two years.

During the Nakba, Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people, Israeli gangs committed dozens of massacres and destroyed some 530 villages.

Reports indicated that Israeli gangs killed 13,000 Palestinians in 1948 and displaced up to 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland.