Quote from Naeim Giladi an Iraqi Jew ...
"I began to find out about the barbaric methods
used to rid the fledgling state(Israel) of as many Palestinians as
possible. The world recoils today at the thought of
bacteriological warfare, but Israel was probably the first
to actually use it in the Middle East.
In the 1948 war,
Jewish forces would empty Arab villages of their
populations, often by threats, sometimes by just gunning
down a half-dozen unarmed Arabs as examples to the
rest. To make sure the Arabs couldn’t return to make a
fresh life for themselves in these villages, the Israelis put
typhus and dysentery bacteria into the water wells.
Uri Mileshtin, an official historian for the Israeli
Defense Force, has written and spoken about the use of
bacteriological agents. According to Mileshtin, Moshe
Dayan, a division commander at the time, gave orders in
1948 to remove Arabs from their villages, bulldoze their
homes, and render water wells unusable with typhus
and dysentery bacteria.
Acre was so situated that it could practically defend
itself with one big gun, so the Haganah put bacteria into
the spring that fed the town. The spring was called Capri
and it ran from the north near a kibbutz. The Haganah
put typhus bacteria into the water going to Acre, the
people got sick, and the Jewish forces occupied Acre.
This worked so well that they sent a Haganah division
dressed as Arabs into Gaza, where there were Egyptian
forces, and the Egyptians caught them putting two cans
of bacteria, typhus and dysentery, into the water supply
in wanton disregard of the civilian population.
there is no sentiment,” one of the captured Haganah men
was quoted as saying."
(Haganah ... The military branch of the zionist movement in Palestine and the instrument for the conquest of the land of the Palestinians in 1948)
Read complete article by Naeim Giladi here