Saturday, April 23, 2011

Where are all the villages: Ethnically cleansed & destroyed Manshiyya (visited 20-04-11)

Manshiyya visited 20-04-11:

"abuaviv on Apr 21, 2011

Al-Manshiyya (Arabic: المنشية‎) was a Palestinian village with a Muslim orphanage and a mosque known as the mosque of Abu 'Atiyya, which is still standing. The village was close to the shrine of Baha'u'llah, who was the founder of the Baha'i Faith, which is also still standing.
Manshiyya was captured by on 14 May 1948 during Operation Ben-Ami. One villager recalled that the dawn attack came from the hill overlooking the village. The villagers, 'with bullets whizzing over their heads', ran towards the east 'because all other sides were surrounded by the Jews'. When they returned to remove the dead bodies, they found the village strewn with mines. One former villager recounted that her father returned to Al-Manshiyya about 10 days after the attack and found it completely razed. On the 16 June 1948, Ben-Gurion mentioned Manshiyya as one of the villages Israel had destroyed.

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