General's Final Confession Links 1956 Massacre to Israel's Secret Plan to Expel Arabs

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Go to comments
Issachar “Yiska” Shadmi, right, following his trial. From the documentary series "Tkuma: Israel's First 50 Years."
Issachar “Yiska” Shadmi, right, following his trial. From the documentary series "Tkuma: Israel's First 50 Years."
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet

In mid-July, a strange performance played out in the Military Court of Appeals at the Kirya, the defense establishment’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. The judge, an Israel Defense Forces general, called Meretz MK Esawi Freige, from the Israeli Arab town of Kafr Qasem, to the witness stand, and asked him just one question: Would publication of classified documents relating to the massacre in his village in 1956 be likely to stir up its residents?

Comments