This one, detailed in a page chapter titled “Lydda, ,” concerns an alleged massacre of Palestinian Arabs that preceded an act of. chapter titled “Lydda, ,” concerns an alleged massacre of Palestinian Arabs another “massacre,” the one in April at the Arab village of Deir Yassin. Lydda, HOW DID ZIONISM ARRIVE IN THE VALLEY OF LYDDA? JUST AS IT. ARRIVED in some of Palestine’s other valleys and plains. In the autumn of.

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Do you remember when Yossi Sarid tried to include a poem of Mahmoud Darwish in the curriculum and the result was a vote of no-confidence that the Barak government only just got through?

What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities? The military governor orders his men to bury the dead, get rid of the incriminating evidence. Household belongings, stores, clothing, all had to be left behind.

Many Palestinian intellectuals wrote about the possibility of the Zionist colonial-settlers expelling them, just as Zionists wrote about the wish to do exactly that before WWI. On July 13,thousands of Arabs left their homes in Lydda now Lod and marched in the heat of the summer toward Ramallah, then held by the Arab Legion.

Stuart Cohen writes that central control over the Jewish fighters was weak. The Legion had distributed barbed wire and as many weapons as could be spared. He writes that, in July before the invasion, Lydda and Ramle had a population of 50,—70, 20, of whom were refugees from Jaffa and the surrounding area p.

Palestinian Arab towns and villages depopulated during the Palestinian exodus by subdistrict. People spat at Glubb, the British commander of the Arab Legion, as he drove through the West Bankand wives and parents of Arab Legion soldiers tried to break into King Abdullah’s palace. Haj As’ad Hassouneh, described by Saleh Abd al-Jawad as “a survivor of the death march”, shared his recollection in Officers and soldiers contradict themselves, they contradict their comrades, and Israelis and Palestinians obviously contradict one another.

Zionist leaders had long spoken of securing the road from attacks from on Jewish convoys. Celebrating Christmas under occupation Published December 28, Nine Lives of Israel: The continuous arresting and torturing of children? We must let the marchers and their descendants turn back home.


This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat The commander survived, but 17 of his men did not.

The fall of an Arab town in 1948

The United Nations convened the Lausanne Conference of from April to September in part to resolve the refugee question.

And, when I try to be honest about it, I see that the choice is stark: So they slipped away. Retrieved 26 November The Red Cross was due to visit the area, but the new Israeli military governor of Ramle issued an order to have the visit delayed.

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Zochrot – The Fall of Lydda, Impressions and Reminiscences

Cast Lead and Pillar of Cloud lydfa both military operations performed for specific reasons. Gelber disagrees with Morris’s analysis, arguing that Ben-Gurion’s agreement with Shitrit and Shertok is evidence that expulsion was not his intention, rather than evidence of his duplicity, as Morris implies. The curfew is still valid We must think like a state. Gelber describes what followed as probably the bloodiest massacre of the Arab—Israeli war.

What primary sources tell us about Lydda 1948

Morris writes that the situation of thePalestinian Arabs who became refugees that summer—not only those from Lydda and Ramle—was dire, camping in public buildings, abandoned barracks, and under trees.

He realised that the unthinkable had become the only choice.

They know the commanders, the military units, the weaponry, the battles, the geography, the chronology—and woe unto you if you make a mistake. Let us sing then also about “delicate incidents” For which the true name, incidentally, is murder Let songs be composed about conversations with sympathetic interlocutors who with collusive chuckles make concessions and grant forgiveness. Palmah soldiers wantonly massacred wounded Arabs in a state of vengeful rage, and took pride in it.

Fire came from the houses, and especially from the second stories.

But they would be no match for the Israeli forces, which, during a June ceasefire, had managed to break a UN arms embargo and smuggle in fighter planes, tanks, rifles, and lydsa of rounds of ammunition. Webarchive template wayback links Pages with DOIs inactive since All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia pages under editing restriction Use dmy dates from July Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Articles containing potentially dated statements from Articles lyda Hebrew-language external links Coordinates on Wikidata.


To leave the towns’ hostile populations in place would be to risk their use by the Legion to coordinate further attacks.

Perie-Gordon, Britain’s acting minister in Amman, told the Foreign Office there was oydda suspicion that Glubb, on behalf of the British government, had lost Lydda and Ramle deliberately to ensure that Transjordan accept a truce. The Making of the Arab—Israeli Conflict — Military rule in the towns ended in April King Abdullah I of Jordan. Greenboim, for his part, says they were certain the grenades came from a window, i.

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You must continue the sorting out of the inhabitants, and send the army-age males to a prisoner of war camp. Soviet Union United Arab Republic. It seems to me, Vadim, that if one is going to give a pass to stateless Zionists committing massacres in war, one should give the same pass to stateless Palestinians committing massacres in war. Yacobi writes that Lod was Lydda’s biblical name.

Erez training group,whose members served later in the Yiftah Bridge that conquered Lydda. We looked, we searched, we found weapons there.

Ramle can also be written as Ramleh; it known lydsa Ramla by the Israelis, and should not be confused with Ramallahthe administrative center of the Palestinian National Authority. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.