The Dawayima Massacre
Dawayima massacre

In a letter dated November 8, 1948, just 10 days after the Al-Dawayima massacre, S. Kaplan shares the testimony of an Israeli soldier who witnessed (in his words) “the horror of the recognition that such level of barbarism can be reached by our educated and cultured people.” The testimony reveals the Israeli army’s brutal violence toward Palestinian civilians in detailed terms.


Title: Israeli soldier’s letter about the Al-Dawayima massacre, November 1948

Date of publication: November 8, 1948

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