April 11th 1948 Deir Yassin

Jacques de Reynire head of the International Red Cross delegation in Palestine, visited Deir Yassin On April 11, 1948 and observed “ a total of more than 200 dead, men women, and children.” [53]  After the fighting, some villagers were executed after being exhibited in the streets of Jerusalem. A group of prisoners. Were executed in a nearby quarry and other at Sheikh Bader. Historians estimate today the total number of deaths at 100 to 120.[54][55][56][57]

In 2007, Israeli military historian Uri Milstein published a controversial book, Blood Libel at Deir Yassin in which he claims that the events of Deir Yassin were all the result of a battle and not of a massacre. Nevertheless, he goes farther and on the contrary to his peer, reject the reality of the atrocities that followed the attack of the village. [58] Nadine Picadou also nuances the events and consider that in the Palestinian historiography, ‘The massacre of Deir Yassin eclipsed the battle of Deir Yassin [52] Benny Morris considers that the capture of the village, insignificant on the military point of view, can hardly be considered as a “battle” [56]

Source: Killings and massacres during the 1948 Palestine War: Wiki