donderdag 7 juni 2012

Dagboek 1948: een staat wordt geboren 7 juni 1948

JUNE 7th A lot of firing in the morning from shelling and automatic weapons. Several mortars fell in the vicinity of the Compound, one near St. Mark’s (Syrian) Church and another outside in the road by the Citadel.

Mrs. Hornstone and Miss Abramson, who were out shopping, narrowly missed a couple of mortars, which are falling pretty regularly in the Old City since Jews occupied two strategic sites, the Notre Dame outside the New Gate and the Church of the Dormition, where they have made an opening in the tower, outside the Zion Gate.