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List of massacres committed during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war
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List of massacres committed during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

The neutrality of this article is disputed.

Massacres committed during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

According to Benny Morris[1] there were 24 massacres of Arabs during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Note: In many cases the actual number of killed is very uncertain, and many of the facts are disputed. Details will appear on the page devoted to each incident.

NameDateResponsible PartyDeath Toll
al-Tira December 12, 1947 Irgun 13
al-Tantura May 22-23, 1948 Haganah disputed
al-Khisas massacre December 18, 1947 Haganah 10
Haifa Oil Refinery massacre December 30, 1947 Arab workers 39
Balad al-Shaykh massacre December 31, 1947 Haganah 60
Jaffa massacre January 4, 1948 Jewish 30
Haifa massacre January 16, 1948 Jewish 31
Sa'sa' February 14, 1948 Jewish 11
al-Husayniyya massacre March 13, 1948 Jewish 30
Cairo-Haifa train massacre March 31, 1948 Jewish 40
al-Lajjun massacre April 4, 1948 Jewish 13
Deir Yassin massacre April 9, 1948 Irgun, Lehi 100-110
Nasir al-Din April 12, 1948 Jewish ?
Qalunya April 12, 1948 Jewish 14
Hadassah medical convoy massacre April 13, 1948 Arab 70
Ayn al-Zaytun massacre May 2, 1948 Israeli 70
Kfar Etzion massacre May 13, 1948 Arab irregulars 50
Abu Shusha massacre May 14, 1948 Israeli 60
al-Kabri massacre May 21, 1948 Israeli ?
Lydda massacre (Lod) July 12, 1948 Haganah 250
Ijzim July 24, 1948 Israeli ?
al-Dawayima massacre October 29, 1948 Haganah 80-100
Safsaf massacre October 29, 1948 Israeli 50-70?
Saliha October 30, 1948 Haganah 70-80
Hula massacre October 1948 Israeli 35-50?
Arab al-Mawasi massacre November 2, 1948 Israeli 14

More recent Arab-Israeli conflict

See also the following resurgences of the Arab-Israeli conflict since then:

Suez War(1956) | Six-Day War(1967) | Yom Kippur War(1973) | Lebanon War(1982) | first Intifada(1987-1991) | Al-Aqsa Intifada(2000-present)

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