Tue., April 9: Remembering Deir Yassin + Protest the Israeli Occupation

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue Apr 9 01:33:27 MDT 2002

Tuesday, April 9
Remembering Deir Yassin

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 15th Ave. & High St., Columbus, OH

Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed
by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village
with about 750 Palestinian residents.  The village lay outside of the
area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had
a peaceful reputation.  But it was located on high ground in the
corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Deir Yassin was slated for
occupation under Plan Dalet and the mainstream Jewish defense force,
the Haganah, authorized the irregular terrorist forces of the Irgun
and the Stern Gang to perform the takeover.  In all, over 100 men,
women, and children were systematically murdered.  Fifty-three
orphaned children were literally dumped along the wall of the Old
City, where they were found by Miss Hind Husseini and brought behind
the American Colony Hotel to her home, which was to become the Dar
El-Tifl El-Arabi orphanage.  The OSU Committee for Justice in
Palestine will hold an event to commemorate the Deir Yassin massacre
and to kick off a campaign to pressure the state of Israel to end its
illegal occupation, human rights abuses, & violations of
international law.

Contact: The OSU Committee for Justice in Palestine, <blotichoti at hotmail.com>
Download the flyer at <http://www.osu.edu/students/CJP/DeirYassin.pdf>.


* Calendar of Events in Columbus:
* Anti-War Activist Resources: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/activist.html>
* Student International Forum: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osu.edu/students/CJP/>

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