Director Alon Schwartz examines the events in the town of Tantura, where an Israeli militia is alleged to have killed 200 Arab residents. Oral history interviews with surviving members of the militia are key, but controversial, pieces of evidence.
"It is time to acknowledge the truth, and first to publish the report by the first attorney general, Yaakov-Shimshon Shapira, on the massacres of the dark autumn of 1948... and to hold a penetrating public discussion of their implications today."
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Benny Morris
"The chaos in the towns of Lydda, Ramle, Haifa, Umm al-Fahm and Acre is a dim echo of the civil war between Palestine’s Jewish and Arab communities that engulfed the country during the first months of the 1948 war."
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