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Jews Were Massacred in 1948 Too, So Why Dwell Only on the Nakba?

The murderous war of 1948 exacted victims from all sides. So why is only one side called upon to flagellate itself endlessly?

Uri Misgav
Uri Misgav
Uri Misgav
Uri Misgav

On April 13, 1948, an aid convoy left the center of Jewish Jerusalem for the besieged and isolated enclave on Mount Scopus, site of Hadassah Hospital and the campus of the Hebrew University. The convoy consisted of ambulances, armored vehicles, supply trucks and buses carrying physicians, nurses, medical students and academic faculty. Near the village of Sheikh Jarrah, the convoy hit a land mine and was attacked by machine-gun fire, before being stormed by Palestinian militiamen who shot the passengers individually and torched the buses. Eighty of the 105 travelers were massacred.

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