Kafr Qasim Massacre, 29 October 1956
Date: 
October 29, 2021
Digital project: 
Palestinian Timeline

Highlight | On October 29, 1956, the same day as the start of the Israeli attack on Egypt, Israeli border guards carried out a massacre in the village of Kafr Qasim in the Triangle area, killed 49 peaceful inhabitants who were unaware that a surprise curfew had been imposed on the village. Although the Israeli government tried to cover up the massacre, news leaked out thanks to two communist members of the Knesset, Tawfik Toubi and Meir Vilner, and several journalists. The government was forced to put those responsible for the massacre on trial and they were sentenced to prison terms of up to 17 years, though the longer sentences were later reduced substantially.

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