Deir Yassin Massacre: A Brutal Legacy 

The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 130 fighters from the Zionist paramilitary groups Irgun and Lehi killed at least 107 Palestinian Palestinian villagers, including women and children, in Deir Yassin, a village of roughly 600 people near Jerusalem, despite having earlier agreed to a peace pact. The massacre occurred while Jewish militia sought to relieve the blockade of Jerusalem during the civil war that preceded the end of British rule in Palestine.

In Deir Yassin’s silent streets, a tale of sorrow weaves,
Where history recalls a haunting, tragic eve.
April’s breath held heavy, 1948’s embrace,
As shadows cast by conflict darkened this sacred space.

Irgun, Lehi, peace defied,
Deir Yassin, where innocence died.
Covenant decayed, memories shred,
Silence echoes, hearts in dread.

Palestinians in fear, homes betrayed,
Arab resolve stirred, intervention displayed.
Deir Yassin’s wounds, echoes remain,
Hadassah convoy, sorrow’s relentless bane.

78 lives lost, truth exposed,
In secrecy’s folds, haunting disclosed.
Stories told, illuminate peace’s gains,
A history where sorrow refrains.

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