‘In Cold Blood’ Israeli Who Commanded Massacre of Dozens of Arab Captives in 1948 Dies at 93
Shmuel Lahis shot all remaining men in a Lebanese village and then blew up the house ‘to make a mass grave.' He received one year in prison, a punishment later revoked, was pardoned by the president and went on to head the Jewish Agency
In 1948, during the War of Independence’s Operation Hiram, the soldiers of the Carmeli Brigade took over the Hula village in Lebanon. The commander was Shmuel Lahis, 22. “It was a notorious, nasty village,”...
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