15/10/1953: Massacre of Qibya: Located west of Jerusalem and close to the armistice line in the West Bank. The massacre was carried out by the (101) Division led by Arbel Sharon. The village was completely encircled and shelled with artillery. The killers then fired on the National Guard force after limited resistance from the residents, reaping them with bullets and blowing up their houses. As a result, 69 were martyred including women, children and the elderly. 41 houses were blown up, the village mosque and water tank were destroyed.
Some families were completely killed like Abdel Moneim Kadous family (12 persons). On 25/11/1987, after the massacre (31) years, two Fidaaes ( did Qibya operation) killing (6) of the Zionists then martyred.
There are sources from the record of the massacre on 13/10/1953. By two days later. Another source recorded it on 14/10. The Security Council issued a resolution on 24/11/1953 blaming Israel.