Remembering Deir Yassin...
Villagers, along with international and Israeli supporters, protested on Friday at the
Villagers conducted midday prayers at lands close to the wall then marched towards it. Israeli troops were heavily deployed at the gate of the wall separating farmers from their lands. Protesters gathered at the gate and organizers delivered speeches in commemoration of Dier Yassin.
Later, soldiers used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the crowd. Dozens suffered from the effects of tear gas inhalation. The nonviolent weekly protest ended with clashes between local youths and troops.
On April 19th 1948 Etzel and Lechi zionist military organizations attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents located near
These military organizations became part of the Israeli army when the country was officially recognized.
Over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered. Fifty-three orphaned children were left along the wall of