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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030304.

The Impact of the Deir Yassin Massacre on the Arab-Israel Conflict


Chen Rui, Zhao Wenliang

Corresponding Author:
Chen Rui

School of History and Culture, Shandong Normal University, Jinan Shandong 250014, China


The Deir Yassin Massacre was the most symbolic massacre of Palestinian Arabs by the Jews before the establishment of Israel, which had a complex and far-reaching impact on the Arab-Israel conflict. The massacre spread panic and precipitated the Arab exodus of 1948, which indirectly expanded Jewish territory and provided much of the land for the creation of Israel; as the first cooperation between the Jewish official forces and the underground forces, it promoted the change of the Jewish official policy from defending to attacking, and kick off the expulsion of the Palestinian Arabs by the Jews with extreme violence; it aroused the anger of Arab countries, and the Arab-Israel conflict rose from the civil struggle to the national level, which directly led to the outbreak of the First Middle East War; It was the focus of the Arabs' bitter memories and thus became the rallying cry for for Arabs to restore their homeland and to engage in national struggle. As a landmark event in the series of Palestinian massacres in 1948, the Deir Yassin Massacre has triggered a profound reflection on the international community. Commemorating the Deir Yassin Massacre has become a breakthrough in the reconciliation between contemporary Jews and the Arabs.


Deir yassin massacre; Arab-israel conflict; Irgun; First middle east war

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Chen Rui, Zhao Wenliang. The Impact of the Deir Yassin Massacre on the Arab-Israel Conflict. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 3: 14-16. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030304.


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