Sunday, 18 July 2010

Deir Yassin Massacre - Israel Still Lying After All These Years

This is a photo of the Irgun memorial taken by Helena Cobban in the Irgun Museum, Tel Aviv. I doubt if there are many other terrorist organisations graced with their own museum.

250 killed, or just 110? Doesn't matter much. Only 5 of 'our fighters' died.

Etzel is another name for Irgun, run by Menachim Begin (later Israeli Prime Minister) Lehi, or Stern Gang was run by Yitzhak Shamir (later Israeli Prime Minister) both were out-and-out terrorist organisations.

Note: The Irgun Museum is itself a reconstruction of an old Arab/Ottoman building. I wonder if they blew off the top storeys before they put that greenhouse up there.

And I would bet that they don't show those murdered at Deir Yassin.

He [Benny Morris] directs his readers to a footnote in which he complains that the Commissioner General “believed exaggerations” when he cabled his superiors about women and children being stripped, stood in a row, photographed, and then massacred by automatic gunfire in Deir Yassin. Morris sarcastically comments that “it seems like the British were prepared to believe everything that is said about the Etzel and the Lehi.” Horrifically, the State of Israel conceals to this day photographs taken in the course of the attack on Deir Yassin and prevents their publication. The Haaretz newspaper has appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice in this matter, and the State explained that making these photographs public could damage not only the country’s foreign relations but also “the dignity of the deceased.” Having seen the photographs, the Supreme Court justices decided that the State was correct. For this reason it would perhaps be better to wait a bit with the guess about the Commissioner General having “believed exaggerations.”
Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam

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