vrijdag 8 juni 2012

Dagboek 1948: een staat wordt geboren 8 juni 1948

JUNE 8th Had a conversation in the morning with Ronald Adeney over the phone. He reported that ten mortars had fallen in the Hospital Compound; one had put the x-ray apparatus out of action and another had killed an ex-employee of the Hospital who had come to do some pumping and was caught by a mortar which exploded in the garden of the Superintendent’s house.

Ronald Adeney had been on the spot just previously and hearing the explosion, ran back to find a fatal casualty.

Read a letter over the phone to Ronald from Irving Oko.

Dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre reported to have been damaged by a mortar. A very noisy night with continuous and heavy firing; another attack by Jews on the Old City, launched this time from Musrara on the Damascus Gate. The attack failed.