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Deir Yassin Remembered

To build a memorial to Deir Yassin

Early on the morning of Friday April 9th 1948, the beautiful Arab village of Deir Yassin on the west side of Jerusalem was attacked by commandos of the Irgun and the Stern Gang. More than 100 men, women and children were systematically killed.

Within a year the village had been repopulated with orthodox Jewish immigrants from Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Its cemetery was bulldozed and its name wiped off the map. The massacre at Deir Yassin marked the beginning of the depopulation of more than 400 Arab villages and the exile of more than 700,000 Palestinians.