Deir Yassin (9 April 1948)


Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem
Chair of West Midland PSC

On 9 April 1948, militants of the Irgun and Stern Gang attacked the Palestinian village Deir Yassin. In all over 100 Palestinian men, women and children were systematically murdered. This massacre is often cited as sparking the panic that led Palestinians being driven from their homes. Deir Yassin stands as the starkest early warning of a calculated depopulation of over 400 Palestinian villages and cities and the expulsion of 70 percent of the Palestinian population.

Remembering Deir Yassin


  • In Memoriam: Deir Yassin, Arjan El Fassed (9 April 2004)
  • Remembering Deir Yassin, Daniel McGowan (26 September 2003)
  • First U.S. Memorial to Deir Yassin Dedicated in New York State, WRMEA (November 2003)
  • Efforts to negate right of return have long, ignoble history, Issam Nashashibi (29 August 2003)
  • Who undermines the right of return, Salman Abu Sitta (18 August 2003)
  • Special: 50 years of Arab dispossessionAl-Ahram Weekly (1998)
  • Remembering Deir Yassin, James Zogby (Al-Ahram Special)
  • Reinterpreting Deir Yassin, Sharif Kanaana, Birzeit University (24 November 1998)
  • Fifty years of dispossession, Jan de Jong Le Monde Diplomatique(September 1997)
  • The ’48 Nakba and the Zionist quest for its completion, Illan Pappe (October 2002)
  • The 1948 Massacre at Deir Yassin Revisited, Matthew Hogan (2001)
  • Deir Yassin’s Significance to Palestinians and Jews, Paul Eisen (26 September 2001)
  • Deir Yassin: Remembrance and Forgiveness, Daniel McGowan, The Link(April/May 1997)
  • Remember Deir Yassin: A Reflection on Memory and Justice,
  • Marc H. Ellis, Birzeit University (April 1997)
  • Destroyed Palestinian Villages: A Reign of Terror & Systematic Expulsion,
  • Birzeit University (March 1997)
  • Multimedia
  • Video: Deir Yassin Remembered
  • Remembering Deir Yassin (Zochrot)
  • Oral History: Abdullah Jabir (PalestineRemembered)
  • Oral History: Mohammad Sammour (PalestineRemembered)
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  • Deir Yassin Remembered
  • Palestine Remembered
  • Zochrot
  • Deir Yassin massacre (Wikipedia)
  • Nakba
  • Nakba in Hebrew
  • I remember 1948
  • BADIL: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

  • Snapshots: Nakba 55

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