mikegriffith1 wrote: ↑
12 Oct 2021 10:45
I'll just say this: For every one alleged or real Israeli war crime, there are three or four Arab war crimes against Israelis.
It looks as an unsourced claim or your private opinion.
I would like to quote your source
The battle to capture Deir Yassin during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence remains one of the most infamous, yet misunderstood, incidents in the history of Israel.
Just four days after the reports from Deir Yassin were published, an Arab force ambushed a Jewish convoy on the way to Hadassah Hospital, killing 77 Jews, including doctors, nurses, patients, and the director of the hospital. Another 23 people were injured. This massacre attracted little attention and is never mentioned by those who are quick to bring up Deir Yassin.
Let's look how it happened.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadassah_ ... y_massacre
The Hadassah convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and military supplies and personnel to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, was ambushed by Arab forces.
The Haganah had used Mount Scopus as an outpost and a base for a raid on the village of Wadi al-Joz on February 26...
The area covered by the Hadassah hospital had great strategic importance, since it allowed one to take the Arab lines from their rear.
The Arabs claimed that they had attacked the military formation by blowing up the armoured cars. They were unable to make a distinction between military and civilians because, they maintained, all the Jews, including the medical personnel, had taken part in the battle.
The Jews claimed that they had the right to protect their medical convoys with troops. They admitted in the end, according to Jacques de Reynier, that they had been relieving the unit at the Hadassah hospital and furnishing the troop there with ammunition with the same convoys as those of the Red Shield.
De Reynier repeated the position of the Red Cross that a mobile medical unit must move around unarmed and always separately from combat units. One had a choice between having recourse to armed protection or the protection of the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross flag. Both staging troops in a position of strategic importance and refurnishing them with supplies, de Reynier argued, had nothing to do with the hospital's functions.
Eventually an agreement was reached to separate military from humanitarian convoys.