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Nov.30.1947: Ahmad Shukeiri said that "every word included in the UN resolution will be erased with the blood of the Jews."

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Submitted by Miriam Smith (United States), Nov 30, 2020 at 16:28

Nov.30.1947: Ahmad Shukeiri said that "every word included in the UN resolution will be erased with the blood of the Jews."

The flowing is by Dov B. Ben-Meir [June, 2007]:

The war against the Jewish community (Yishuv) began on November 30, 1947, and not on May 15, 1948.

It started a day after the UN resolution and the statement of the Palestinian representative at the UN - Ahmad Shukeiri, that every word included in the UN resolution will be erased with the blood of the Jews.

On that day, seven innocent Jewish citizens traveling on a bus near the city of Lod were killed. From then until the day of the tragic event in Deir Yassin (April 1948), thousands of Jews were killed by the Palestinians - in attacks on Jewish settlements, Jewish neighborhoods and road transportation.

It was an irregular civil war on the part of the Palestinians, in which the rural and urban urban youth took part - in the form of hundreds of organized groups launching attacks on their Jewish neighbors.

For example, when a convoy of food trucks began its slow journey up the mountain to Jerusalem, an alarm was set off ("Paza" in Arabic) from all the villagers in the area, and they gathered in their hundreds with their personal weapons and opened fire on the convoy moving on the narrow road. And dozens killed.

It was therefore a civil war of an Arab village against its neighbor the Jewish village, an Arab urban neighborhood against its Jewish neighbor. And when the hand of the Jewish side increased and he conquered such a village, which acted against the Jews - of course its inhabitants fled for fear of revenge. There were also cases where its inhabitants were expelled as punishment for their hostile military participation (it should be remembered that until May 1948, the war was between civilians on both sides and not against organized armies).

Only when the Palestinian leadership realized that it had lost the irregular war it was waging against the Jewish settlement did it turn to the aid of Arab states.

Original text in Hebrew:

דב בן מאיר :

המלחמה נגד הישוב היהודי החלה ב-30 בנובמבר 1947) ולא ב-15 במאי 1948 .(היא
התחילה יום לאחר החלטת האו"ם ולאחר הצהרתו של הנציג הפלסטיני באו"ם –
אחמד שוקיירי, שכל מילה הכלולה בהחלטת האו"ם תימחק בדמם של היהודים.
ביום זה נהרגו שבעה אזרחים יהודים תמימים שנסעו באוטובוס ליד העיר לוד. מאז ועד מועד האירוע הטראגי בדיר-יאסין (אפריל 1948), נהרגו אלפי יהודים על ידי הפלסטינים – בהתקפות על ישובים יהודים, שכונות יהודיות והתחבורה בכבישים.
הייתה זו מצד הפלסטינים מלחמת אזרחים בלתי סדירה, בה נטלו חלק הכפריים והנוער העירוני הערבי – בצורה של מאות קבוצות מאורגנות שפתחו בהתקפות על שכניהם היהודים.

כך למשל כששיירה של משאיות עם מזון החלה את דרכה האיטית במעלה ההר לירושלים, הייתה נערכת אזעקה ("פזאה" בערבית) של כל הכפריים מהסביבה, ואלה התקבצו למאותיהם עם נשקם האישי ופתחו במטחי יריות על השיירה שנעה בכביש הצר – כשהם מותירים אחריהם משאיות שרופות ושדודות ועשרות הרוגים.

הייתה זו אפוא מלחמת אזרחים של כפר ערבי נגד שכנו הכפר היהודי, שכונה עירונית ערבית נגד שכנתה היהודית. וכאשר גברה ידו של הצד היהודי והוא כבש כפר כזה, שפעל נגד היהודים – מובן שתושביו ברחו מפחד נקמה. היו גם מקרים
בהם גורשו התושבים כעונש על השתתפותם הצבאית העוינת (יש לזכור כי עד מאי 1948 ,המלחמה הייתה בין אזרחים משני הצדדים ולא נגד צבאות מאורגנים).
רק כאשר המנהיגות הפלסטינית נוכחה לדעת שהיא הפסידה במלחמה הבלתי-סדירה שפתחה נגד הישוב היהודי, היא פנתה לעזרתן של מדינות ערב.

תשובה שניה לפרופסורים - משולחנו של דב בן מאיר. יוני-2007




La Grande Observer, La Grande, Oregon. Thursday, August 8, 1946. Page 5
Arabs Seek Russian Aid in Preventing Holy Land Split Delegation May Be Sent to Moscow in Effort to Enlist Help Against British. JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (UP) Ahmad Shukairy. head of the Arab office, discussed today that unofficial contacts have been made with Moscow with view to obtaining Soviet support for Palestine Arabs in opposing Britain's proposed partition of the Holy Land. Shukairy said that it was possible that an Arab delegation would be sent Moscow even before the Palestine issue is raised before the United Nations general assembly now scheduled to meet Sept. 23 in New York City. "We are already somewhat late in doing this," he said, but added that unofficial, contacts with the Soviet had- been made and that official contacts, will follow... Shukairy emphasized that Arabs oppose in strongest fashion the British-plan to split Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish provinces under British control. He predicted that the Arab states will not participate in the discussions Britain- has scheduled so long as partition is on the agenda. He also reemphasized that Arabs would hot participate in any round-table discussion with the Jews. Arab States which already have accepted invitations to the London conference, he said, did so before they knew that Britain had the partition plan in mind.. He said that western democracy and democratic principles had failed in Palestine.. "Palestine now provides an acid test for the Soviet regime," he said, "whether it will project its philosophy toward assisting the Arabs." If Britain insists on proceeding with its partition plan, he said thaf Palestine "which is on the verge of struggle will fight."

The Jewish Idea and Its Enemies: Personalities, Issues, Events
Hadley Cantril, Edward Alexander — Routledge, 2019
Before the Six-Day War, when the Straits of Tiran were closed and Arab armies were advancing toward her borders and Nasser and Shukairy were promising to turn the Mediterranean red with Jewish blood, Israel was the recipient of a good deal of cheap sympathy.


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