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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Killings and massacres during the 1948 Palestine War


Here is a non exhaustive table of killings or massacres that took place during the war :
DateEventVictimsNotes
14 December 1947Beit Nabala, RamlaConvoy
18 December 1947Al Khisas, SafedVillagers10 Arabs dead including five children[68]
30 December 1947Haifa Oil RefineryWorkersFollowing Irgun attack
31 December 1947Balad al-Shaykh massacre, HaifaVillagersFollowing Haifa Oil Refinery massacre
5 January 1948Jaffa Town Hall---
5 January 1948Semiramis Hotel bombing, JerusalemCivilians
8 January 1948Jaffa Gate, JerusalemCivilians
14 Feb 1948Sa'Sa', SafedVillagers60 Arabs killed including small children and demolished 16 houses[69]
22 February 1948Ben Yehuda Street, JerusalemCiviliansKilling 58 Jewish civilians and injuring 140
13 & 16 March 1948Al-Husayniyya, District of SafedVillagers'the total death toll was put at dozens by Israeli sources[70]
9 April 1948Deir Yassin, JerusalemUnarmed fighters and villagersAccounts vary. Arab resources: between 250[71]-360[72] Arabs killed and mutilated.
Israeli resources: 107 Arabs killed.
13 April 1948Hadassah Hospitalconvoy, JerusalemConvoy
1 May 1948Ein al Zeitun, SafedVillagers
13 May 1948Kfar Etzion, HebronUnarmed prisoners
13–19 May 1948Abu Shusha, HaifaVillagers
20 May 1948Al-Kabri, AcreVillagers
23 May 1948Al-Tantura, HaifaVillagersThere is no consensus among historians concerning these events. However, the M.Sc. thesis that raised the accusation was revoked, and a court of law upheld an agreement according to which the author, Teddy Katz,[73]apologized and paid the expenses for publishing the apology.
11–12 July 1948LyddaCivilians
24–28 August 1948'Arab Suqrir, GazaBedouins"ten Arabs who tried to escape were killed."[74]
28 October 1948Al-Dawayima, HebronVillagers
29 October 1948Saf Saf, SafedVillagersBetween 52 and 70 Arab men shot[75]
30 October 1948Saliha, SafedVillagers
30 October 1948Eilabun massacre, TiberiasVillagersAppears to be different from 2 November event
30 October 1948Sa'Sa', SafedVillagers
31 October 1948Hula, LebanonVillagers
2 November 1948Arab al-Mawasi, TiberiasBedouins15 Arab men taken to Eilabun and shot.[76]

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