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Deir Yassin Meir Pail’s Eyewitness Account Meir Pail and Ami Isseroff Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group Copyright 1998 by Dr. Meir Pail and Dr. Ami Isseroff. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the authors. Based on an interview conducted October 1, 1998 by Ami Isseroff at the Yad Tabenkin Institute of the United Kibbutz Movement Seminar in Ramat Efal Israel. I was born in Jerusalem. My family moved to Holon in 1936 when I was ten years old. I joined the Palmach in 1943 after graduating from high school. In the Palmach, I participated in numerous operations including the bombing of the B’not Ya’akov Bridge (on the ‘night … Continue reading
Deir Yassin Map and Battle Plan Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group Following is a map of the attack, apparently from Irgun archives. It is not clear if this is the plan of attack, or the attack as carried out. The map shows the house of the Mukhtar in the West, and the main direction of attack of the Lehi and Irgun. It also shows quarries between Deir Yassin and Givat Shaul. In one of these quarries, according to Meir Pail, about 25 prisoners were shot by the attackers.
Deir Yassin The Evidence Ami Isseroff 1999 Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group Prologue The long struggle between Arabs and Jews has produced a sorry history of inhumanity. Jews can recall violence, massacres and bloody riots beginning in 1920 and even before. Arabs recall numerous incidents of The 1948 War – Israel’s War of Independence, including massacres and forcible exile, that were part of the great exodus, that was the genesis of the refugee problem. Both sides recall and recount the many terror attacks and reprisal raids and acts of violence and repression that have been part of our collective experience. If we are to make peace, then each side must acknowledge the actions committed in its name, … Continue reading
Webmaster’s note: These pages were compiled by the late Ami Isseroff in 1999. They were originally posted in Ariga’s PEACEWATCH section (www.ariga.com/peacewatch). After that website went offline in 2006 due to the death of its webmaster Robert Rosenberg, Ami moved the Peacewatch pages to a site of his own called Yu-Hu.com (middle-east.yu-hu.com/peacewatch/dy/). Yu-Hu.com itself has gone offline in the summer of 2012. As caretaker for Ami’s web work, I have decided to save this important work by republishing it here on IPI. ~ Wouter Brassé Coming to Terms with Deir Yassin Ami Isseroff 1999-2002 Presented by the PEACE Middle East Dialog Group Each side in the Mid-East has its own history of horrors, and is all too eager to point … Continue reading