vrijdag 18 mei 2012
Dagboek 1948: een staat wordt geboren 18 mei 1948
On discovering jagged pieces of shell in the Compound we decided to sandbag the windows of the Hostel lounge where most of the members of the Compound had taken to passing the night.
Considerable Arab reinforcements of regular troops, including Arab Legion, came into the Old City during the day.
I spoke to Ronald Adeney over the ‘phone and he reported that all was well apart from a shell striking Cadbury Ward and causing superficial damage.
During the day the Jews extended their hold over the whole of Mt. Zion outside the City Wall by occupying Bishop Gobat School and also the buildings outside the Zion Gate, from where they launched their second determined attack upon the Old City. They were reported to have reached the Zion Gate but to have then been thrown back.