Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Within hours of the 1947 UN partition vote, Arabs massacred 7 Jews
Elder of Ziyon
On November 30, 1947, while Jews were still in the streets of Palestine celebrating the UN partition vote, Arabs murdered seven Jews.
Six of them were on a bus. Arabs threw grenades at an Egged bus traveling from Netanya to Jerusalem, and one exploded inside.
Devora Yaari was injured, and her husband Shalom rushed to her aid. He was shot dead in cold blood.
Shoshana Mizrahi Farhi, 22, was on her way to Jerusalem to get married. She was killed.
The other victims were Hirsh Starer, Mrs. Hanna Weiss, and Miss Haya Yisraeli.
Another Egged bus was attacked a half hour later, and Nechama Hacohen, a pathologist at Hadassah Hospital, was killed.
That same day, buses were fired upon in Haifa and Jerusalem as well, injuring one.
The Palestinian Arabs had been relatively quiet in the months leading up to the partition vote, hoping that a temporary lull in terrorism would convince the UN that they had no desire to destroy the Jewish community.
It didn't take long for them to return to their murderous ways.
In the coming days, there were many more fatal attacks on Jews, and Jews were chased out of their homes as well.