Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Expulsion of the residents along with the seizure of the place” — Dec. 19 1947
Barely twenty days after the UN General Assembly voted for the establishment of two states, and one month before the arrival of the first ALA fighters opposed to a Jewish state, Ben-Gurion provided the Haganah with rules of engagement, according to which any attack would result in the material or human destruction of the premises.
- Ben Gurion, David (1886-1973) ( 94 quotations )
We adopt the system of aggressive defense; with every Arab attack we must respond with a decisive blow: the destruction of the place or the expulsion of the residents along with the seizure of the place."
Quoted by Simha Flapan (former National Secretary of MAPAM party) The birth of Israël. Myths and realities, Croom Helm, 1987, p. 90.
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