Plan D from Hell's Outer Space
If anything can better demonstrate the foulness that underlies this ever-increasingly rabid, seething prejudice against Israel, it is the stinking miasma of anti-Semitism that informs it, to come lurching along hand in hand with it, and what Rough Daily Beastie is it, really?
Ignorance. It's always ignorance that forms the mob mentality. So let's see if a little inoculation of historical fact might serve to lower the fever of this mob, posting its daily beastly blather here. As much is being made of the initial 1948 expulsion of the 700,000 Arab refugees, many of whom were told to "Go to Gaza" at the point of an Israeli rifle, let's just have a better look at that . . .
The so-called "Naqba" expulsion of Arabs occurred initially and primarily from March to May of 1948 (pursuant to Haganah Plan D) and hateful as the whole thing was to the veteran Israeli fighters who recall having to execute it, there is something else they recall right with it--the terrible thing which forced it into action on the ground: the Arab threats which had issued fully a year before, when Plan D was yet no more than a dread exigency plan. On May 15, 1947, one day after Israeli Independence was declared, "the Arab League Secretary, General Azzam Pasha declared 'jihad', a holy war. He said, 'This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades'. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini stated, 'I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!'"
Back in that day, as in this, just as it's always been, the Arabs force Israel's hand to the least happy solution. On May 15, 1948, one year to the day, after issuing those threats, the combined Arab armies of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq invaded, making starkly clear how they were leaving Israel no choice but to have put Plan D into effect against those 700,000 refugees. The Arabs were having nothing else, as indeed there is testimony even from Abu Mazin himself, that many among the number of those refugees had been ordered out of the land by their own brethren in those Arab armies, so that those people might be out of shooting range, while the second wholesale extermination of Jews for that decade was put into effect.
700,000 refugees. Hell of a thing. Especially in view of the most current threats we now hear from Hamas, that if they don't get their demands met in Cairo, they are determined to bring Hell upon their people once again, by refusing the Israeli ceasefire extension.