- The ZOA attempted to justify the Deir Yassin
- massacre a false surrender story.
- The Death-by-Combat Explanation
- Although our investigator has become virtually convinced
of a massacre based on the casualty figures, the testimony of witnesses,
and the concealment of the photos, he still must satisfy any lingering
doubt. Strange things do happen, so it is important to get the story from
- Our historical sleuth turns to the ZOA tract and learns
of a firefight during the village takeover. According to the ZOA, the attackers
reported meeting stiff, accurate resistance from armed soldiers inside
and outside the houses. Women and men dressed as women fought and used
deceptive tactics of FALSE SURRENDER [emphasis added]; women ran about
giving assistance to village fighters; parts of some houses were blown
up or blown open as they were stormed and captured; guerrillas had to advance
and enter houses while firing wildly for fear of resistance (ZOA 35-46).
There was also some mortar fire against one house by the Haganah, and some
hand grenade use, but the ZOA alleges that by then most of the carnage
had already occurred (ZOA 44).
- Absorbing the new information, our detective draws a
further conclusion: A massacre can no longer be seriously doubted. Even
assuming the ZOA description of the combat is accurate (which is highly
questionable, as shall be shown later), it still leads to a conclusion
of massacre. The notebook comes out again.
- Full report: http://www.deiryassin.org/SAGA.html
- Martin S. White
- National Alliance for Individual and Constitutional Rights