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    • Otto Rand
    • 03.08.07 | 19:21 (IDT)

    I wish you would be right, Daniel, but you are still quoting the official Israeli narrative. You might have heard, of course, of Dir Yasin and other related attrocities, which had nothing to do with the Mandate. True that the Israeli majority at that time led by David Ben Gurion disassociated itself from these acts of terror, but during the War of Independence dozens of Palestinian villages were erased by the Haganah by design and their inhabitants chased out forcefully. Among the areas so cleansed (for so called strategic purposes), were the Jordan and Beth Shan valley, including the city of Beth Shan and plenty of villages in the Jerusalem corridor. It is also true that in some places, like Haifa, Lud and Ramle, the Arab population was prodded to remain in their homes. They wer promised protection and full rights in the nascent state. It is important not to read only history written by the victors which is a common trap. There are always at least two sides to each story.

    from the article: Deja vu
    First published 00:00 03.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.07
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