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OPERATION ATLAS (1944) Palestine Mufti's plan with Nazis to poison 250,000
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Posted on 06/15/2021 8:41:47 AM PDT by Conservat1

Klaus-Michael Mallmann, ‎Martin Cüppers, Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine. (Enigma Books, 2010). p. 201.

The five paratroopers were briefed by el-Husseini himself, who compared Islam to National Socialism and assured them that the struggle in Palestine would help Germany. He hoped that all the Arab nations would now unite in fighting the Jews ... He succeeded Eugen Faber as head of the Palestinian Hitler Youth in 1938, joined the Brandenburg regiment in 1940, accompanied Grobba to Iraq one year later. And since then had been part of sonderstab F. Lieutenant Werner Frank was designated as radio operator. Frank, a Palestinian-German born in Haifa, joined the Hitler Youth there in 1934... Staff sergeant Friedrich Deininger was also from Palestine... He spoke Arabic well and also joined Sonderstab F via the Brandenburg regiment.
Abdul Latif, in contrast, the fourth member of the unit, came from Jerusalem. He belonged to the Mufti's milieu and had edited the Mufti's radio addresses in Berlin. He was to establish contact with the Arab underground in Palestine. He claimed that when he had asked why three Germans were to come along on the mission, el-Husseini responded that it was to make sure the weapons would be used correctly—that is, against the Jews. The fifth participant, Hassan Salama, also managed to go into hiding. He had been a guerrilla leader near Nablus during the Arab revolt.

Bergman, R., waiter, G., Alterman, S. (2002). Freedom of choice: Where did we go wrong? Thus, the Palestinian Authority has become a production line for corruption and terrorism. Israel: Yedioth Ahronoth. p.59.

On the eve of the publication of this book, the GSS reported that the terrorist organizations were preparing a mega-attack using chemical weapons. One of the ideas that Hamas was thinking about concerned a particularly satanic plan - to poison the water wells of the State of Israel. The GSS wondered if Hamas was familiar with the history of the Palestinian national movement and are trying to recreate 'Operation Atlas.'
The "Atlas" file still lies in the archives of the British Secret Service, the MI-5. Yellowing pages... including the reports of the original agents, the encrypted telegrams, the transmissions that were intercepted and deciphered, the transcripts of the interrogations and reports summarizing the affair in 1944, in the caves of Wadi Qelt. When examining the equipment brought with them by the terrorists from Germany, they discovered, along with the wireless devices, food, weapons and gold coins, several round cans containing a substance that looked like flour. The cans were sent to the lab. The results were unequivocal: it was a substance called 'oxygen arsenic.' Extremely deadly poison. A very small amount of it, actually a very small particle of a gram, is enough to kill a person...

"The pursuit of the Red Prince." Michael Bar-Zohar, Eitan Haber ed. Zmora-Bitan, 1984. p.83.

Hassan Salameh was the head of Arab gangs in the war against the Jewish community in Israel in the 1930s and 1940s. During World War II, Salameh the Elder was trained in Germany to fight the Jews and was parachuted into Palestine to poison Tel Aviv's wells...

"Behind the Headlines Israeli Journalists Claim Nazi, Palestinian Group Tried to Poison Tel Aviv Water." JTA, June 23, 1983.

Michael Bar-Zohar and Eitan Haber, two experienced Israeli journalists, make the claim in a recently published book that Palestinian Arab terrorists and Nazi agents parachuted into the Jordan valley area in November, 1944 with enough poison to kill the 250,000 Jewish residents of Tel Aviv...

The plot to murder Tel Aviv’s Jewish population was hatched in Berlin by the Mufti, whose hatred of Jews and Zionism led him into an unholy alliance with the Nazis. Husseini was invited to Berlin by Hitler after a short stay in wartime Italy.

The Mufti was feted by the Nazi authorities, given a commodious residential suite in the Bellevue Palace and introduced not only to the Fuehrer but to other Nazi bigwigs — including Adolf Eichmann. Of the latter, the Mufti said: “I discovered a priceless pearl by the name of Eichmann.”

Benyamin Korn: “Arab Chemical Warfare Against Jews–in 1944,” Wyman Institute, March 21, 2003. [ articles/2003-03-chemical.php]

From Berlin the Mufti made repeated Arabic-language radio broadcasts to the Middle East, brimming with hatred of Jews and appeals to the Arab masses to support Hitler. The Islamic cleric also assisted in the development of an Arab Legion of the German Army, recruited Soviet Muslims to fight alongside the Nazis, and organized a special all-Muslim division of the SS which committed so many atrocities in Yugoslavia that 38 of its officers were later tried as war criminals. As for the annihilation of European Jewry, the Mufti and his staff met with Adolf Eichmann and were briefed by senior German officials on the genocide process, of which he heartily approved. In 1943, the Mufti’s pressure succeeded in scuttling a proposed prisoner exchange that would have saved 4,000 Jewish refugee children. The children were instead sent to Auschwitz.

Sabotage squads organized by the Mufti were parachuted behind Allied lines both in Europe and the Middle East. In 1944, one such squad parachuted into Mandatory Palestine. The details of their mission were first revealed in the 1983 book ‘The Quest for the Red Prince’ by Michael Bar-Zohar, a biographer of Ben-Gurion and Labor Party Knesset Member, and Eitan Haber, a journalist who became Yitzhak Rabin’s closest aide and speechwriter when Rabin became prime minister.

According to Bar-Zohar and Haber, the five parachutists were armed with maps of Tel Aviv, canisters of “a fine white powder,” and instructions from the Mufti to dump the German-made chemicals into the Tel Aviv water system. The British policemen who discovered the men, hiding in a cave in Jericho, sent the mysterious substance to a laboratory for analysis. “I remember how amazed we all were,” district police commander Fayiz Bey Idrissi later recalled. “The laboratory report stated that each container held enough poison to kill 25,000 people, and there were at least ten containers.”

The Mufti’s attempt to unleash mass destruction through chemical warfare took place long before there were any conflicts over borders, territories, settlements, or refugees. The State of Israel did not yet even exist. The mere prospect that a Jewish state might be created in some small part of Mandatory Palestine sufficed to inspire attempted genocide.

Hitler's war against Jews continues in 'Palestine'
Richard Mather, The Jerusalem Post, March 16, 2015.

Operation Atlas was eerily prescient of contemporary fears of terrorists obtaining biological weapons. In 1944, at the behest of Husseini, Hitler ordered a five-man team to dump a lethal toxin in the water supply of Tel Aviv. Luckily, the unit, which comprised three Germans and two Arabs, was caught by police in Jericho before they had chance to execute their plan. It is estimated that a quarter of million people would have died if the plot had succeeded.

“Operation Atlas – Poisoning Tel-Aviv Residents,” IsraCast, November 05, 2007

On 1941 the Arab Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini met with Adolf Hitler and discussed ways to 'solve the Jewish problem'. Three years later the Nazis and the Arabs of Palestine planned to poison the drinking water in Tel-Aviv with Arsenic poison.... Operation Atlas

A collaboration between Palestinian and Nazi parachutists was developed by al-Husseini, and On November 5th 1944, five people parachuted into the skies over Jericho from a German plane – three Germans and two Arabs – and landed in the area southeast of Jericho. The head of the operation was Kurt Wieland who was living in the German Colony in Jerusalem and was a great admirer of Hitler. Another member of the group was Hassan Salame who was from the leaders of the Palestinian Revolutionists against the British at the time. They carried with them containers with a deadly Arsenic poison - white powder which dissolves in water and can kill 25,000 people per container. They had 10 containers with them.

Some Bedouins from the area of Jericho witnessed the parachuting and informed the British police who then began searching for them. Four of the five-member group were located in a cave close to Jericho. One of the terrorists, Hassan Salame, escaped (and was later killed by the IDF in the War of Independence). After searching the area the police found bags filled with money, a radio transmitter produced in Germany, 200 gold coins, ammunition, automatic weapons, explosives, medicine, two German-Arabic dictionaries and the containers of the deadly poison. 
Arsenic poison
Effects of severe exposure to arsenic include 'pins and needles' tingling in the palms, or cramps in calf muscles, Heat and irritation in throat and stomach, a garlic odor on breath, or a metallic taste in the mouth, vomiting, purging with very loose stools, neurological effects including restlessness, chronic headaches, apathy, fainting, dizziness, delirium, somnolence, convulsions and coma. Signs of long-term exposure include, development of white crescent-moon marks on the fingernails, a darkening of the skin, skin lesions, a skin rash and the appearance of small warts on the palms, soles and torso, mottled spotting.

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1 posted on 06/15/2021 8:41:47 AM PDT by Conservat1
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2 posted on 06/15/2021 8:44:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (RIP my "teddy bear". )
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A less known part of history...

3 posted on 06/15/2021 8:46:18 AM PDT by Conservat1
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Look up Nakam - Jewish avengers from WWII who planned to kill 6 million Germans by poisoning the water supply of five cities. That didn't work so they tried arsenic laden loaves of bread at a prison housing former SS officers, which also did not work.
Can't say I blame them wanting revenge for the holocaust.
4 posted on 06/15/2021 8:59:07 AM PDT by dainbramaged ( Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe.)
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Also little known: The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar was a Muslim combat formation, approved by the Grand Mufti and Hitler. It was used by the SS in Yugoslavia.

5 posted on 06/15/2021 9:56:06 AM PDT by Bookshelf
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I do know about a group the avengers "א יידישע נקמה" (which included blond youngsers) who hunted nazis right after the war..
Even if that makam story is true. It was an idea by a few individuals. Not connected to LEADERSHIP such as of Supreme leader of PALESTINE MUSLIMS.
6 posted on 06/15/2021 10:07:34 AM PDT by Conservat1
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Robert Fisk who is rather an extreme anti Israel ultra liberal, blames much the Mufti for today's hatred between the Bodnians/Serbs.


"The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East," Robert Fisk, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007, Chapter 11:[1 - 2]

But amid the evil of the Holocaust, Haj Amin's moral position seems untenable. There is, too, in the archives of the wartime BBC Monitoring Service, a series of transcripts from Nazi radio stations that cast a dark shadow over any moral precepts Haj Amin might hace claimed. Here he is, for example, addressing a Balfour Day rally at the Luftwaffe hall in Berlin on 2 November 1943: "The Germans know how to get rid of the Jews . . . They have definitely solved the Jewish problem." And on Berlin radio on 1 March 1944: "Arabs, rise as one man and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion." On 21 January that year, Haj Amin had visited Ante Pavelic's ferocious Fascist state of Croatia—which included present-day Bosnia— where he addressed Muslim recruits to the SS with these words, so sharply in contrast with sentiments expressed in his postwar memoirs: "There are also considerable similarities between Islamic principles and National Socialism, namely, in the affirmation of struggle and fellowship. . . in the ideas of order."

He even played a role in fomenting hatred between Bosnian Muslims and the largely Serb-led partisan force fighting the Germans in Yugoslavia, an anger that burst forth again in the atrocities of 1992.

On 26 May 1944, the BBC Monitoring Service recorded Haj Amin describing Tito as "a friend of the Jews and a foe of the Prophet." In 1943 he received from Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the Holocaust, a telegram recalling for him that “the National Socialist Party had inscribed on its flag 'the extermination of world Jewry.' Our party sympathizes with the fight of the Arabs, especially the Arabs of Palestine, against the foreign Jew."
Radio Berlin later reported that Haj Amin had "arrived in Frankfurt for the purpose of visiting the Research Institute on the Jewish problem."

Did Haj Amin know about the Jewish Holocaust? According to his most meticulous biographer, Zvi Elpeleg—a former Israeli military governor of Gaza who is respected as a historian even by Haj Amin's surviving family—“his frequent, close contacts with leaders of the Nazi regime cannot have left Haj Amin with any doubt as to the fate which awaited the Jews whose emigration was prevented by his efforts." In July 1943, when the extermination camps were already in operation in Poland, Haj Amin was complaining to Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German foreign minister, about Jewish emigration from Europe to Palestine in the following words: “If there are reasons which make their removal necessary, it would be essential and infinitely preferable to send them to other countries where they would find themselves under active control as, for example, Poland. . ." Before his death, Haj Amin was to write that "the Germans settled their accounts with the Jews well before my arrival in Germany," a statement that is factually and historical untrue...

Alia al-Husseini, Haj Amin's granddaughter, recalled for me how her grandfather, in his last years, spoke of Hitler's true aims. “He said that after the Jews, the Germans would destroy the Arabs— he knew this... ...

7 posted on 06/15/2021 10:13:33 AM PDT by Conservat1
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It was a group of around 50 and it is definitely true.
When David Ben-Gurion learned of the plot, he freaked out and wanted nothing to do with it.
8 posted on 06/15/2021 10:24:25 AM PDT by dainbramaged ( Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe.)
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Good for BenGurion.

9 posted on 06/15/2021 11:02:45 AM PDT by Conservat1
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This author suggest the poisoning was a sophisticated synical plan...

Walton, C. (2014). "Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire." United States: ABRAMS, Incorporated (Ignition).
[Axis Plots in he British Empire]

Operation Atlas was planned by the Abwehr together with Hitler's Arab protégé, the virulent anti-Semite Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, who... was exiled in Berlin, installed at the splendid Bellevue Palace where where he set himself up as a kind of Lawrence of Arabia figure, and was known as Hitler's guest in the red fez.
The gist of Operation Atlas was that in September 1944 two Arab fighters and three Abwehr agents would be dropped from a Heinkel 111 over Jericho with banknotes and ten cylinders of poison with which to poison the wells in Tel Aviv – apparently in a perverse reversal of the old conspiracy theory that Jews were responsible for poisoning wells in Europe. 

10 posted on 06/15/2021 11:04:58 AM PDT by Conservat1
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This was to target nazis, specifically:
Jewish avengers unapologetic for targeting Nazis after WWII
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge against their former tormentors, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret — that to his knowledge he didn’t actually succeed in killing...

11 posted on 06/15/2021 11:13:01 AM PDT by Conservat1
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Sharfman, D. (2014). "Palestine in the Second World War: Strategic Plans and Political Dilemmas, the Emergence of a New Middle East." United Kingdom: Sussex Academic Press. p. 86.

The National Defence Party was not used to drum up Arab support for the war effort ... Another event, organised by the Mufti in cooperation with German Intelligence, was a thankfully unsuccessful attempt to poison Tel Aviv's water supply . During “Operation Atlas”, a unit of five paratroopers (three Germans and two Arabs) ...

Carol, S. (2015). "Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East: A Comprehensive Analysis." United Kingdom: iUniverse.
October 6, 1944 Again at the Mufti's urging, the German military high command, agreed to a plan to poison the water system of Tel Aviv. On October 6, 1944, a five-man German and Arab commando team parachuted into Mandatory Palestine and was to poison the Tel Aviv water system. They carried ten containers of toxin. They were apprehended by the British near Jericho, and the plot failed. A subsequent police report stated that the toxin was sufficient to kill some 250,000...

McMeekin, S. (2010). "The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power." United States: Harvard University Press. p. 362.
...not to mention a plan the Mufti himself organized in late 1944, which saw five German parachutists sent carrying 'ten containers of a toxin to poison Tel Aviv's water system..

12 posted on 06/15/2021 12:13:49 PM PDT by Conservat1
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Makam, Daat
Michael Bar-Zohar in his book "The Avengers" [p. 88] raises the question: How many Nazis were executed by all the Avengers?

He responds: In total, according to the most reliable estimates, between one and two thousand people were executed. This number is a small number compared to the murder of 6 million Jews. Other peoples who suffered less of the Germans, they carried out much more severe retaliatory actions than those of the Jewish Avengers.
In France, issued executed tens of thousands of collaborators. Across Europe, underground fighters and partisans made judgments against the Germans, slaughtering indiscriminately. there were cruel cases that stripped officers of their skin while they were alive.
With the release of the concentration camps, Russian detainees would jump into their jeeps, galloping to the nearest town, Germans were shot, burned and also raped by their wives.

From this description, we can learn that the revenge of the Jews was minor and restrained. Do not despair and say, the jewish people, experienced suffering, is a people with moral and human codes that prevented him from adopting it in extreme acts of revenge.

13 posted on 06/15/2021 1:20:15 PM PDT by Conservat1
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And let’s not forget the British role in denying immigration to Israel, providing caches of arms to the Arabs, and their officers killing Jews with the Jordanian army.

14 posted on 06/15/2021 2:35:30 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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So true

15 posted on 06/15/2021 3:53:05 PM PDT by Conservat1
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Bitsaron, 1969. Vol. 61, p. 198.
He sold himself for arms and financial support to Moscow, to Rome.
He was fascist in nature and feudal in his social composition. He never cared about the broad strata of the people not being represented in the leadership and became the franchise of the rich and aggressive.

Arab nationalism in Palestine was for the Arabs what Hitler was for the German people. While Nazism destroyed the socialists, liberals, communists, democrats, who had an independent opinion within his Reich, Haj Amin al-Husseini waged a brutal campaign of extermination against any opposition among his people.

Since he was unable to set up ... where his opponents would be tortured, he simply ordered their elimination. During the three years of the uprising under his leadership, between 7,000 and 8,000 Palestinian Arabs were killed by his mercenaries: party leaders, clerics, police and officers, teachers, journalists, mayors and city councilors, intelligence chiefs, and muhtar of villages. Many were exterminated along with their families. Arab nationalism "borrowed" from the dictatorial regimes the most horrific method of taking over the psyche of the people: terrorism.

16 posted on 10/07/2021 11:57:33 AM PDT by Conservat1
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