Israel, Terror

A Look Back at a January 9 Massacre

graves of 11 farmers massacred in 1948.

Jan 9 1948 massacre of 11 jewish farmers

This week, 75 years ago, 11 Jews were murdered in an Arab attack on 23 unarmed farm workers on a Friday morning, as they were on their way to work in orange groves near the Arab village of Sukreir. Highlighting their inhumane behavior, the Arabs continued to abuse the murdered, even after they were dead. The clothing of the dead were removed. One of the bodies was decapitated.

That night, motors operating wells in four separate orange groves were blown up. The Palestine Post, today the Jerusalem Post, had the story, which was shared by earnest Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon, previously cited in this blog.