'Unpleasant' War Crimes: The Secret Docs Israel Insists on Censoring

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Irgun members receiving training from an instructor near the Jaffa Tel Aviv border in the street on March 4, 1948. (AP Photo/ Jim Pringle)
Irgun members receiving training from an instructor near the Jaffa Tel Aviv border in the street on March 4, 1948. Credit: Jim Pringle / AP
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet

On the morning of April 9, 1948, some 130 fighters from the Etzel and Lehi pre-state underground militias raided the Arab village of Deir Yassin, with the aid of the Haganah, as part of Operation Nahshon to break the blockade on Jewish Jerusalem. Over 70 years later, exactly what happened after the forces entered the village remains unclear.

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