Deir Yassin Remembered

Today, the 9th of April, 2007 is the 59th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre. Deir Yassin was a medium sized village at the time which rested on a hill just outside Jerusalem. While according to the 1947 division plan of the UN it was part of the Arab state, the Zionists would not let this be the case. The attacked the village on the morning of this day, killing many of the villagers.
When you read the oral history accounts of the event you cannot help but wonder how a peaceful village can turn into the site of such an ugly event. How the baker wakes up early in the morning, and goes to his bakery like every other day, except this would be his last day! things like this move you.
This is Deir Yassin, and what happened there happened in more places. How the Zionist gangs would come to houses in Jaffa, and tell the residents that they had to leave! Just because the residents are Palestinian Arabs. If they didn't they would be killed.

Anyway, April 9th is a really sad day I guess. Four years ago, on this day, Baghdad fell, becoming the third Arab capital to fall to foreign occupation in the recent history, preceded by Jerusalem and Beirut.

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