World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinians all over the world remember the Deir Yassin massacre precisely 66 years on.
On Friday, 9 April 1948, the people of the Deir Yassin village were wiped out by Israelis who were fighting to establish a Jewish homeland on stolen Palestinian soil.
Located just outside of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the village which was once home to 750 Palestinians was raided by the Zionist terrorist organizations Irgun and Stern Gang, who killed more than 100 defenceless Palestinian civilians on sight, including women and children.
The 120 odd militants sprayed homes with bullets and even used hand grenades that were thrown through people's windows and doors.
Bodies were then burned and thrown in a pit. Following the massacre, many survivors were taken prisoner and paraded through the streets of Jerusalem before being killed later on.
The scenes made local Palestinians so fearful for their lives that as many as 750,000 fled their homes immediately.
This of course was not the end of it, as Palestinians have had to bear many state-sponsored massacres since at the hands of the Israelis. It is now estimated that up to 5.3 million Palestinians are living as refugees.
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