The Nakba: Why was one Haganah shelling of the Haifa market deleted from history books?

The Nakba: Port of Haifa

The Nakba: Port of Haifa

By Shai Fogelman, Haaretz – 26 May 2011
www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/spages/1229312.html

Why did the Arabs of Haifa flee in 1948? Didn’t Haifa’s Jewish mayor ask them to stay? Maybe because Haganah (the primary pre-state Jewish military organization in Palestine) mortar rounds shot at the midst of the civilian crowds in the market, spoke another language. Here is a story that Israeli historians do not like to tell. (HEBREW)

Read www.israeli-occupation.org/docs/nakba-haifa_haaretz_20110526.pdf (pdf)

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