Testimonies and classified documents about Israel’s atrocities from the 1948 Nakba/War of Independence, including previously obscured massacres, are beginning to be revealed despite attempts to conceal them. While Israel’s Malmab unit (Hebrew acronym which stands for the “director of security of the defense establishment”) has been selectively removing evidence of war crimes from the government archives, historians, Haaretz, and the Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research have succeeded at making many of these testimonies available to the public. These atrocities committed by the Israel Defense Forces includes targeting unarmed, Arab men, women, and children.
Topic: Testimonies of massacres perpetrated by Israel Defense Forces soldiers against Arabs in 1948
Date of publication: Article December 9, 2021 // primary source 1948
Photo Caption: Operation Hiram. Within 30 hours, dozens of vilages in the Galilee were conquered. Credit: Boris Carmi / Meitar Collection / National Library of Israel