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[Open University] Mustafa Kabha in "Tantur .. The worst Zionist massacres in Palestine"


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tantur .. The worst Zionist massacres in Palestine

A number of historians Arabs and Jews in the statements of the Al-Jazeera shown that the massacre that befell its memory Al-Tantur 60th anniversary, Friday, is considered the worst massacres committed by Zionism in Palestine, amounting to about eighty massacre.

The unit Alexander in the Israeli army has perpetrated in the May 23 massacre against the people of the village Al-Tantur eliminate the wake of its occupation of Haifa, dislodging the population of the West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

Weak side
Historian Mustafa Kabha pointed that the Israeli army chose to attack on the village of Al-Tantur - with a population of 1500 people - being the weaker side in the southern region of Haifa, because of its location on the Mediterranean coast and being easy occupation unlike other neighboring villages on the heights of Mount Carmal.

Referring to the Israeli army targeted the village on the night of 22 May shelling from the sea before the raids in the east in the same night.

He noted that the occupation army chose Al-Tantur not very easy to attack, but it was up to the Port of arms to the Palestinians. He said: "The massacre left in the Al-Tantur great impact on the Palestinians in the neighboring villages and paved the displacements."

In return the Israeli historian Teddy Katz - who suffered a defamation lawsuit by the unit after Alexander detect the circumstances of the massacre in Al-Tantur Masters study at the University of Haifa in 1998 - that the testimonies received by recalling the fall of 230 Palestinians in the massacre.

The occupation army did not stop the massacre deliberately displace people Al-Tantur.

Ethnic cleansing
Teddy Katz made it clear- after University of Haifa withdrew its recognition of the his academic post media uproar raised by the disclosure at the time - that the dead Sukler a Jewish fields guard in that period had been commissioned by the Israeli army to assume bury the dead, explaining that he had counted the victims after the killing on the Beach and within the cemetery.

For his part, said Ilan door of the gravity of the massacre Al-Tantur and different from other massacres in Palestine not only because of the size of its victims but for the perpetration by Israel army one week after the proclamation of the State of Israel.

The door to Al-Tantur massacre that occurred about a month after the massacre of Deir Yassin, aimed at achieving the goal of the Zionist Central ethnically cleansing the country by force of arms and intimidation of civilians and displaced.

Honorable resistance
The al-Haj Mahmoud Ahmad Fawzi Tangier, one of the survivors of the massacre and who is currently residing in the camp of Tulkarem that engulfed chills whenever remembers how his family slaughtered sons and friends before our very eyes.

Al-Tangy said which he became eighty years old, Al-Jazaeera shown that people of the village defended their village till midnight even carried their ammunition in the morning.

Al-Tangy said that the army separate men who were forced to kneel and among women and children and the elderly, pointing out that one of the soldiers sexually assault a girl of the family of Gabon, and her father tried to help her but they stabbed him and killed him with a spears, while the soldiers searched and robbed women of their money and jewelry.

Israel's army killed 230 Palestinians in the massacre Al-Tantur.
Digging graves
Al-Tangy remembered in his way home searching for weapons the occupation soldiers opened fire on him and on Abu Salim Abu- Alshuker(75 years).

He said: "When we got home the door was closed, and the blood was coming through the under the door, I thought that they have killed my mother, I start crying and I find out that they killed my dog, I told them, I do not know where my mother hid the weapon, they took me back to the coast and they killed 2 elderly women and they are Izzat al-Haj and clear-Hajj.”

The survivor of the massacre that soldiers described as between twenty and thirty young man near Beit Al-Yahya on the shore of the sea and killed them.

And shows how others and ordered him to dig a trench along the forty-meter, three meters wide, at a depth of one meter, and then began to take between eight and ten men to transport the bodies and dump them ditch when he tried Faisal Abu here, resistance and killed with spears guns.

He said, "If I lived a thousand years I will not forget the faces of the soldiers had appeared to me as death, and I'm sure they waited for periodic moments last."
Posted By Al-Jazeera and trasnaled by NewsClock.com
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