The Terror that begot Israel
08/05/2008 - By Khalid Amayreh
“We committed Nazi acts.”
Aharon Zisling, Israel’s first Agriculture Minister
“There is no doubt that many sexual atrocities were
committed by the attacking Jews. Many young (Arab) girls
were raped and later slaughtered. Old women were also
molested.” General Richard Catling, British Army Assistant
Inspector after interrogating several female survivors (The
Palestinian Catastrophe, Michael Palumbo, 1987)
As the evil state of Israel is celebrating sixty years of
ethnic cleansing and atrocities against the native
Palestinians, many people around the world, especially
young generations, will not be fully aware of the manner in
which Israel came into existence. Similarly, the younger
Zionist generations who don’t stop calling their
Palestinian victims “terrorists” should have a clearer idea
about Israel’s manifestly criminal past which Zionist
school textbooks shamelessly glamorize and glorify
Prior to “Jewish” statehood, three main Jewish terror
organizations operated in Palestine, primarily against
Palestinian civilians and British mandate targets. The
three were: The Haganah, the Zvei Leumi or Irgun and the
Stern Gang. The Haganah (Defence) had a field army of up to
160,000 well-trained and well-armed men and a unit called
the Palmach, with more than 6,000 terrorists. The Irgun
included as many as 5,000 terrorists, while the Stern Gang
included 200-300 dangerous terrorists.
The following are merely some examples of Zionist terrorism
prior to the creation of the Zionist state in 1948: The
list doesn’t include the bigger massacres such as Dir
Yasin, Dawaymeh, Tantura and others.
During this period, Zionist terrorists carried out a series
of terror attacks against Palestinian buses resulting in
the death of 24 persons and the wounding of 25 others.
Haganah blew up the Iraqi oil pipeline near
Haifa/Palestine. Moshe Dayan was one of the participants in
this act. The technique was used in 1947 at least four
On 6 November, 1940 , Zionist terrorists of the Stern Gang
assassinated the British Minister resident in the Middle
East , Lord Moyne, in Cairo .
On 25 November, S.S. Patria was blown up by Jewish
terrorists in Haifa harbour, killing 268 illegal Jewish
immigrants. The explosion, carried out by the Haganah
terrorist group, was only meant to prevent the ship from
sailing. However, it seemed that the terrorists had
miscalculated the amount of explosives needed to disable
the vessel. Other sources reported that this was no
miscalculation and was a deliberate mass murder of Jews by
Jews aimed at drawing sympathy and influencing British
immigration policy to Palestine .
Zionist terrorists blew up the King David Hotel in
Jerusalem, which housed the civilian administration of the
government of Palestine, killing and injuring more than 200
persons. The Irgun gang claimed responsibility for this
criminal act, but subsequent evidence indicated that both
the Haganah and the Jewish Agency were involved.
On 1 October, the British Embassy in Rome was badly damaged
by a bomb explosion for which Irgun claimed responsibility.
In June 1947, a postal bomb addressed to the British war
office exploded in the post office sorting room in London,
injuring 2 persons. It was attributed to Irgun or Stern
Gangs (The Sunday Times, Sept. 24, 1972), p. 8.
In December 1947, six Palestinians were killed and 30
wounded when bombs were thrown from Jewish trucks at Arab
houses in Haifa; 12 Palestinians were killed and another
injured in an attack by armed Zionists at an Arab coastal
village near Haifa.
On 13 December 1947 , Zionist terrorists believed to be
members of Irgun Zevi Leumi murdered 18 Palestinian
civilians and wounded 60 others in Jerusalem , Jaffa and
Lud areas. In Jerusalem , bombs were thrown in an Arab
market-place near the Damascus Gate; in Jaffa bombs were
thrown into an Arab café; and in the Arab village near Lud,
12 Arabs were killed in an attack with mortars and
On 9 December, Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab village
near Safad, blowing up two houses, in the ruins of which
were found the bodies of 10 Arabs, including 5 children.
Haganah admitted responsibility for the attack.
On 29 December, two British constables and 11 Palestinians
were killed and 32 others were injured at the Damascus Gate
in Jerusalem when Irgun terrorists threw a bomb from a
On 1 January, Haganah terrorists attacked a village on the
slope of Mount Carmel , killing 17 Palestinian civilians
and wounding 33 others.
On 4 January, Haganah terrorists wearing British Army
uniforms penetrated into the centre of Jaffa and blew up
the Sarai, which was used as headquarters of the Arab
National Committee, killing more than 40 persons and
wounding 98 others.
On 5 January, the Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem
was blown up, killing 20 civilians, among them Viscount De
Tapia, the Spanish Consul. Haganah admitted responsibility
for this outrage.
On 7 January , seventeen Arab civilians were killed by a
bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem , 3 of them while
trying to escape. Further casualties, including the murder
of a British officer near Hebron, were reported from
different parts of the country. 1948
On 16 January, Jewish terrorists blew up three Arab
buildings, killing 8 children between the age of 18 months
and 12 years.
December 13, 1947- February 10, 1948
Seven bombing attacks by Jewish terrorists took place and
the targets were innocent Arab civilians in cafés and
markets, killing 138 and wounding 271 others. During this
period, there were 9 attacks on Arab buses. Moreover,
Jewish terrorists attacked passenger trains on at least
four occasions, killing 93 persons and wounding 161 others.
On 15 February , Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab
village near Safad and blew up several houses, killing 11
civilians, including four children.
On 3 March, heavy damage was done to the Arab-owned Salam
building in Haifa (a seven-story block of flats and shops)
by Jewish terrorists who drove an army truck to the
building and escaped before detonation of 400 pounds of
explosives, killing 11 Arab civilians and 3 Americans. The
Stern Gang claimed responsibility.
On 22 March, Jewish terrorists from the Stern Gang blew up
a housing block in Iraq Street in Haifa , killing 17 and
injuring 100 others. Four members of the Stern Gang drove
two truckloads of explosives into the street and abandoned
the vehicles before the explosives went off.
On 31 March, Jewish terrorists mined the Cairo-Haifa
Express, killing 40 people and wounding 60 others.
On 16 April, Jewish terrorists attacked the former British
army camp at Tel Litvvinsky, killing 90 Palestinians.
On 19 April, fourteen Palestinian civilians were killed in
a house in Tiberias, which was blown up by Zionist
On 11 May, a letter bomb addressed to Evelyn Baker, former
commanding officer in Palestine , was detected in the nick
of time by his wife.
April 25, 1948- May 13, 1948
Wholesale looting of Jaffa was carried out following armed
attacks by Irgun and Haganah terrorists. They plundered and
carried away everything they could, destroying what they
could not take with them.
On 17 September, Count Folke Berndadotte, UN Mediator in
Palestine was assassinated by members of the Stern Gang in
the Zionist-controlled sector of Jerusalem . Bernadotte’s
aide Col. Serot was also killed and murdered by Jewish
In November, the Christian Arab villages of Igrit and Birim
were attacked and destroyed, killing and injuring many
unarmed civilians, including women and children. All the
Christian Arab inhabitants were forcibly expelled from
their homes. The State of Israel still refuses to allow
them to return to their villages despite several court
The greatest acts of Jewish terror took place when Jewish
terrorists, now called Israeli Defence Forces (IDF),
uprooted 700,000-800,000 Palestinians from their ancestral
homeland in Palestine . Since then the refugees have
consistently been denied the right to return home. After
the expulsion, the Zionist terrorist army razed to the
ground hundreds of Arab towns, villages and hamlets and
obliterated their remains. Eventually, Israeli villages,
Kibbutzim and towns were built on the remaining rubble.