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1947: Arab Higher Comittee intentionally used Hitler's code: "final solution"

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Submitted by Vick (United States), Nov 7, 2021 at 13:43

Yonai, Ehud Yonai, " Air superiority," (Keter, 1993), p. 12.

... whereas in the eyes of the Arabs in the Land of Israel and in the surrounding countries, the Partition was a bitter failure. For them, handing over only half of Palestine to Arab hands is the same as handing over the entire country to Jews.
'Abd al-Rahman Azzam Pasha, the general secretary of the Arab League - who only four days earlier had warned the assembly that the path of partition would lead only to blood and fire" - now angrily led his delegation out of the hall.

The fort was cast. Instead of sharing their biblical legacy, Jews and Arabs will be forced to fight for it. Jews and Arabs fight for it.

The war began five hours after the vote. The Arab of the generation in his clothes waved to a bus on its way from the small coastal city of Netanya to Jerusalem. When the bus slowed down, the Arab pulled a submachine gun under his coat and started firing, and was soon joined by other Arabs, who were lying in ambush on the side of the road. Five Jewish passengers - two men and three women - were killed. Half an hour later, the Arab gang attacked another bus and murdered two more Jews.

On the same day, the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee declared a three-day general protest strike. Mass demonstrations by Arabs broke out across the country. In a circular distributed to British soldiers and police, the (Arab) committee demanded that they refrain from intervening. "The Arabs have taken the final solution to the Jewish problem," the leaflet said, "they will soon evacuate you. Your sisters, wives, loved ones and families are waiting for you. You have nothing in the Arab War. Why will you die?" The British soldiers seized the matter, and kept their distance when masses of Arabs surrounded the commercial district of Jerusalem on December 2 and set it on fire, an event that resulted in the death of one Jew and the injury of twenty.

Violence spread rapidly throughout the country, penetrating even within the prison walls, where Arab prisoners rioted and attacked Jewish detainees.

The overt reference to a "final solution" - Hitler's code name for the extermination of European Jews - was not accidental. Haj Amin al-Husseini, the great and charismatic Mufti of Jerusalem and head of the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee, who spent most of World War II in Berlin, broadcasted Nazi propaganda to the Middle East. Now, in Cairo, he has declared jihad for the liberation of Palestine.
His "rescue army" included two units of about a thousand fighters. One operated in the Jerusalem area under the leadership of his cousin, 'Abd al-Qader al-Husseini. The other, under the command of Hassan Salameh, who was trained in Germany, was located in the area between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In addition to these, the Mufti, the supreme religious leader of the Palestinian Arabs, called for the recruitment of every Arab city and village into its ranks.


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