Arabs Attack Israeli Village; Mother and Two Children Killed
Menu JTA Search

Arabs Attack Israeli Village; Mother and Two Children Killed

Download PDF for this date

A mother and two of her five children were killed after midnight by Jordanian marauders who hurled a hand grenade through the window of a home in a Jewish village in the Lydda area, it was announced here this morning. The same gang attacked a bus in the area at about 2 A. M.

The murdered woman and children were Suzanne Kanyas, the mother, one-year-old Benjamin and four-year-old Shoshana. Three other children, asleep in another room, escaped injury. The father was away on a job near Beersheba. The Israel Government has demanded an emergency meeting of the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission to act on this latest outrage.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund