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What followed Deir Yassin incident

What happened after Deir Yassin incident in 1948
This is a clip from the “The 50 Years War Israel And The Arabs Part 1”

Eye witnesses testimony

Hazen Nusseibeh, an editor of the Palestine Broadcasting Service’s Arabic news in 1948, was interviewed for the BBC television series “Israel and the Arabs: the 50-year conflict.” He describes an encounter with Deir Yassin survivors and Palestinian leaders, including Dr. Hussein Khalidi, the secretary of the Arab Higher Committee, at the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City. “I asked Dr. Khalidi how we should cover the story,” recalled Nusseibeh, now living in Amman. He said, “We must make the most of this”. So we wrote a press release stating that at Deir Yassin children were murdered, pregnant women were raped and there were all sorts of atrocities. 

A Deir Yassin survivor, identified as Abu Mahmud, said the villagers protested at the time. “We said, ‘there was no rape.’ Khalidi said, ‘We have to say this, so the Arab armies will come to liberate Palestine from the Jews’.”


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