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Yad Mordechai/Deir Suneid

3dddgeo Inactive Member writes:

You mention children and refugees on the Israel side. Perhaps your following work could include the human cost on the Palestinian civilian side.
Over 7000,000 Christians and Moslems were displaced(forced to leave)in 1948 and were never allowed to return to their homes!


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sargonII, traveling in the Middle East, writes:

Yad Mordechai was a Kibbutz located about one mile from Gaza. It was attacked in 1948 by the Egyptians, and held out for 6 days until the exhausted defenders retreated.

Trench at Yad Mordechai
19-25 May, 1948
Siege for 6 days
Strategic Purpose:
Yad Mordechai was located along the coastal highway, about 1 mile north of Gaza, and it blocked the way of the Egyptian advance up the coast to Tel Aviv. The coastal highway was located nearby, and the Kibbutz overlooked a stone bridge on this route.
Coastal plain in southern Israel, near the Mediterranean
Small command shelter, four large underground shelters 6'x9' and 8' deep, trenches, and bunkers, and a pillbox.
Egyptian and Israeli
Bren gun carrier and armoured car