For a tiny village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Deir Yassin has certainly made headlines. The events that took place in Deir Yassin in April 1948 are the subject of controversy, both for Israelis and Palestinians. The question is not only what actually happened there, but what impact the events had on Israeli and Palestinian society. This video and the prompts below will help students unpack the mystery surrounding Deir Yassin and encounter the depth and challenges inherent in Israel’s story.
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