dinsdag 5 juni 2012

Dagboek 1948: een staat wordt geboren 5 juni 1948

JUNE 5th Some more mortars fell in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, including one in the Greek Orthodox Compound.

More Arab women prisoners were released, including the mother of the three sisters who came to Christ Church two days ago, some old men were also released, including Mr. Boutagy’s porter.

Food stores, furniture and water from cisterns have been reported to have been taken from Arab houses in Arab Quarters of Jerusalem occupied by the Jews.

From Jaffa it is reported that many big buildings, including cinemas, etc., have been blown up as a reprisal for the bombing of Tel Aviv.

The total Arab population of Jaffa is now only about 4,000, the bulk of Arab population of Jaffa, which was originally 70,000, having fled by land and sea just previous to the end of the Mandate.