Some of Israel's massacres against the Arabs
By: Hisham Nashaba
Translated by: Adib S. Kawar
Date : 26/3/2008
In between July 23rd 1946 and March 2008, Israel committed as per an un-official Israeli report, 67 massacres in the 1967 occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, resulting in the killing of at least 4331 Palestinians.
The statistics that doesn't cover all Zionist massacres and crimes committed in the thirties and forties, nor the martyrs who fell during the Intifadah, that were organized by the IDF (Israeli Defense forth) and the Zionist gangs most of which were organized and executed between 1946 and 1948. The statistics doesn't cover the inhabitants 421 villages demolished by IDF over the heads of its people, with the exception of three villages demolished over the heads of their inhabitants which are: Naser Edine in Tabariyah, (demolished on 13/4/1948) Beit SDars in Haifa (demolished 21 May 1948) and Atawafik (demolished on February 1962).
What is most important is that it covers only 3 villages out of 421 villages demolished by Israel, as per Walid Al-Khalidy's book "Lest We Forget" issued by The Institute for Palestine Studies, confirming that 12,000 Palestinians were massacred during the "abduction of Palstinian culture and impoverishing and displacing Palestinians".
And as per the statistics the biggest recorded massacre committed against Arabs is the Sabra and Shatila massacre that ended in 1200 Palestinian and Lebanese martyrs to be followed by Rafah and Khan Younis and Al-Arish in southern Palestine and Egypt between 3 and 12 November 1956 (480 martyrs) Atantourah in Haifa 21 February 1948 (200 martyrs) Al-Lid 11th July 1948; the Libyan airplane 21st Fabruary 1973 (121 passengers) in Sinai; Qana - Lebanon 18th April 1996 (109 martyrs) Deir Yassin in Jerusalem 9th April 1948 (101 martyrs).
Geographically some of the massacres are spread as follows: 7 in Lebanon that took place all after the 1982 invasion with the exception of Hawla massacre in south Lebanon 30thOctober 1948; 4 in Egypt (Sinai and Al-ARISH AND THE Abu Zuabul factory in the 1956 war and on the eve and during the 1973 war) 4 Jordon (As-salt, Naja Ain HazirK al-Ghrudol and Wadi Arabah) 3 Syria ( An-Nuqeib, At-Tawafiq and Al-Btaiha) and about 50 in various parts of occupied Palestine).