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Dayr Yassin

Plaques bearing the names of the victims of the Deir Yassin massacre

The massacre at Dayr Yasin was one of the key events of the Nakba, as Palestinians across the country fled in panic.

Deir Yassin was a village in West Jerusalem. Today the city of Jerusalem has expanded to surround the village houses, which accommodate a closed psychiatric hospital in the Kfar Shaul neighborhood. In April 1948 over a hundred residents were killed in Deir Yassin — men, women, children, and elderly people — in a massacre carried out by the Irgun. The massacre was one of the key events of the Nakba, since rumors of the massacre caused Palestinian to flee in panic from many other villages and cities.

Every year on April 9 Zochrot commemorates the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre in a procession to the village and a ceremony nearby (entry to the village itself is not permitted). Participants carry plaques bearing the names of the victims, which are read aloud.

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