Deir Yassin was a Palestinian village on the west side of Jerusalem. On April 9, 1948 over 100 Palestinian men, women, and children were murdered there by Jewish terrorists from the Irgun and the Stern Gang. The massacre was a pivotal event in the history of the Nakba and the panic and ethnic cleansing it represents and which continues today.
The remaining buildings of Deir Yassin are used as a mental hospital. The site lies 1,400 meters to the north of Yad Vashem, the most famous Holocaust memorial, where the world is taught to “Never Forget.”
Deir Yassin Remembered and the Israeli organization Zochrot will commemorate the massacre in a procession with signs and in a ceremony where we shall read the names of those who were massacred.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 10th, 4:00 – 6:00PM.
The procession will leave from the gathering point at 22 Kanfei Nesharim Street (corner Azulay, in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem). From there we shall walk towards the hospital, known as Kfar Shaul. At the end of Kanfei Nesharim we shall turn left to Katsenelenbogen Street and from there we shall walk through Hafla’a Street behind the hospital. At the end of the street we will hold the ceremony.
A bus will leave Tel-Aviv from Arlozorov train station from the former El-Al terminal at 3 PM.