|EARLY ZIONIST TERRORIST
Soon after the end of World War II, there were three basic para-military
Zionist organizations in Palestine, working against the Arab people,
with the specific purpose of driving it out of Palestine. These were the
Haganah, the Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Gang.
Before the British Mandate, the Jewish settlers had formed a group of
mounted armed watchmen called "Hashomar" and with the advent of the
British Mandate, it became the Haganah (Defense). With a membership of
60,000 Zionist Jews, the Haganah had a field army of 16,000 trained men
and a unit called the Palmach, which was a full-time force, numbering
The Irgun Zvai Leumi included between 3000 and 5000 armed terrorists,
and grew out of the Haganah and its Palmach branch in 1933. The Irgun
was not ready to obey the Jewish Agency which sought to dilute the
terror of the Haganah in order not to lose its respectability.
In 1939, one of Irgun's commanding officers, Abraham Stern, left the
parent organization and formed the Stern Gang, numbering some 200 to 300
SOME EARLY EXAMPLES OF
August 20, 1937 - June 29, 1939. During this
period, the Zionists carried out a series of attacks against Arab buses,
resulting in the death of 24 persons and wounding 25 others.
THE SS PATRIA.
November 25, 1940. S.S.Patria was blown up by
Jewish terrorists in Haifa harbour, killing 268 illegal Jewish
immigrants (see below).
November 6, 1944. Zionist terrorists of the
Stern Gang assassinated the British Minister Resident in the Middle
East, Lord Moyne, in Cairo.
July 22, 1946. Zionist terrorists blew up the
King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which housed the central offices of the
civilian administration of the government of Palestine, killing or
injuring more than 200 persons. The Irgun officially claimed
responsibility for the incident, but subsequent evidence indicated that
both the Haganah and the Jewish Agency were involved.
October 1, 1946. The British Embassy in Rome
was badly damaged by bomb explosions, for which Irgun claimed
June 1947. Letters sent to British Cabinet
Ministers were found to contain bombs.
September 3, 1947. A postal bomb addressed to
the British War Office exploded in the post office sorting room in
London, injuring 2 persons. It was attributed to Irgun or Stern Gangs.
(The Sunday Times, Sept. 24, 1972, p.8)
December 11, 1947. Six Arabs were killed and 30
wounded when bombs were thrown from Jewish trucks at Arab buses in
Haifa; 12 Arabs were killed and others injured in an attack by armed
Zionists on an Arab coastal village near Haifa.
December 13,1947. Zionist terrorists, believed
to be members of Irgun Zvai Leumi, killed 18 Arabs and wounded nearly 60
in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Lydda areas. In Jerusalem, bombs were thrown in
an Arab market-place near the Damascus Gate; in Jaffa, bombs were thrown
into an Arab cafe; in the Arab village of Al Abbasya, near Lydda, 12
Arabs were killed in an attack with mortars and automatic weapons.
December 19, 1947. Haganah terrorists attacked
an Arab village near Safad, blowing up two houses, in the ruins of which
were found the bodies of 10 Arabs, including 5 children. Haganah
admitted responsibility for the attack.
December 29, 1947. Two British constables and
11 Arabs were killed and 32 Arabs injured, at the Damascus Gate in
Jerusalem when Irgun members threw a bomb from a taxi.
December 30,1947. A mixed force of the Zionist
Palmach and the "Carmel Brigade" attacked the village of Balad al
Sheikh, killing more than 60 Arabs.
1947 -- 1948. Over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs
were uprooted from their homes and land, and forced to live in refugee
camps on Israel's borders. They have been denied the right to return to
their homes. They have been refused compensation for their homes,
orchards, farms and other property stolen from them by the Israeli
government. After their expulsion, the "Israeli Forces" totally
obliterated (usually by bulldozing) 385 Arab villages and towns, out of
a total of 475. Commonly, Israeli villages were built on the remaining
January 1, 1948. Haganah terrorists attacked a
village on the slopes of Mount Carmel; 17 Arabs were killed and 33
January 4, 1948. Haganah terrorists wearing
British Army uniforms penetrated into the center of Jaffa and blew up
the Serai (the old Turkish Government House) which was used as a
headquarters of the Arab National Committee, killing more than 40
persons and wounding 98 others.
January 5, 1948. The Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel
in Jerusalem was blown up, killing 20 persons, among them Viscount de
Tapia, the Spanish Consul. Haganah admitted responsibility for this
January 7, 1948. Seventeen Arabs were killed by
a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, 3 of them while trying to escape.
Further casualties, including the murder of a British officer near
Hebron, were reported from different parts of the country.
January 16, 1948. Zionists blew up three Arab
buildings. In the first, 8 children between the ages of 18 months and 12
December 13, 1947 -- February 10, 1948. Seven
incidents of bomb-tossing at innocent Arab civilians in cafes and
markets, killing 138 and wounding 271 others, During this period, there
were 9 attacks on Arab buses. Zionists mined passenger trains on at
least 4 occasions, killing 93 persons and wounding 161 others.
February 15, 1948. Haganah terrorists attacked
an Arab village near Safad, blew up several houses, killing 11 Arabs,
including 4 children..
March 3, 1948. Heavy damage was done to the
Arab-owned Salam building in Haifa (a 7 story block of apartments and
shops) by Zionists who drove an army lorry ( truck) up to the building
and escaped before the detonation of 400 Ib. of explosives; casualties
numbered 11 Arabs and 3 Armenians killed and 23 injured. The Stern Gang
claimed responsibility for the incident.
March 22, 1948. A housing block in Iraq Street
in Haifa was blown up killing 17 and injuring 100 others. Four members
of the Stern Gang drove two truck-loads of explosives into the street
and abandoned the vehicles before the explosion.
March 31, 1948. The Cairo-Haifa Express was
mined, for the second time in a month, by an electronically-detonated
land mine near Benyamina, killing 40 persons and wounding 60 others.
April 9, 1948. A combined force of Irgun Zvai
Leumi and the Stern Gang, supported by the Palmach forces, captured the
Arab village of Deir Yassin and killed more than 200 unarmed civilians,
including countless women and children. Older men and young women were
captured and paraded in chains in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem; 20 of
the hostages were then shot in the quarry of Gevaat Shaul.
April 16, 1948. Zionists attacked the former
British army camp at Tel Litvinsky, killing 90 Arabs there.
April 19, 1948. Fourteen Arabs were killed in a
house in Tiberias, which was blown up by Zionist terrorists.
May 3, 1948. A book bomb addressed to a British
Army officer, who had been stationed in Palestine exploded, killing his
brother, Rex Farran.
May11, 1948. A letter bomb addressed to Sir
Evelyn Barker, former Commanding Officer in Palestine, was detected in
the nick of time by his wife.
April 25, 1948 -- May 13, 1948. Wholesale
looting of Jaffa was carried out following armed attacks by Irgun and
Haganah terrorists. They stripped and carried away everything they
could, destroying what they could not take with them.
November 25, 1940. In September, 1940, around
3,000 Jewish refugees from Vienna, Prague and Danzig were attempting to
reach Palestine. In a convoy of four river steamers, they set sail down
the Danube and reached the Romanian port of Tulcea where they
transferred to three Greek cargo ships named Atlantic, Pacific and Milos.
Conditions on board these three ships were horrendous, reminiscent of
Japanese hell-ships later in the war. Eventually the ships reached
Palestinian waters, but the British Colonial Office refused them
permission to land. It was finally decided to deport the refugees to the
island of Mauritius where a special camp was to be built. The three
ships were then brought into Haifa harbour where the liner Patria was
berthed. The refugees were then embarked on the Patria and as the last
passengers from the Atlantic were coming on board, a tremendous
explosion ripped the liner apart. The death toll amounted to 267
refugees killed. The explosion was the work of the Jewish underground
army, the Haganah, who had meant only to damage the ship to prevent it
sailing but had miscalculated the amount of explosives needed to disable
the ship. Many say that this was no miscalculation and was deliberate
murder of Jews by Jews, in an attempt to influence British immigration
policy to Palestine.
A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS.
The first act of air piracy in the history of
civil aviation was carried out by Israel, in Dec. 1954, when a civilian
Syrian airliner was forced down in Tel Aviv and its passengers and crew
held for days, despite international condemnation.
In 1968, Israeli commandos blew up 13 civilian airliners at Beirut
airport in Lebanon.
The first deliberate shooting down a civilian
airliner was carried out by Israel, when a Libyan airliner was shot down
by Israeli jet fighters over Sinai, in Feb. 1973, on the direct orders
of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, killing all 107 of its passengers
and the entire French crew.