|Heroes Haim Graf and Mordechai Komornik|
There were two interesting and related articles in the Palestine Post of March 22, 1948, on events that happened 75 years ago today, that were both about Jewish heroes.
The first real heroes were two guards, Haim Graf and Mordechai Komornik, who saw smoke coming out of the abandoned vehicle outside the Solel Boneh building in Haifa. They warned scores of people about a truck bomb - and who were killed by that very bomb as they were pushing the truck away from the crowded building.
Unfortunately, four were killed besides the guards, including a father and his five year old son.
The other heroic story was of a different type:
The Jews rushed to save the lives of their armed enemies - and Zichron Mizrahi paid with his life.
Why did the Arab Legionnaires assume that the Jews who were trying to rescue them were attacking them?
Because that is how Arabs would act!
Palestinian Arabs have a different idea of what being a "hero" means. They have used the word "heroic" consistently with every single murder of a Jew this year (and every other year) by an Arab.