Communication Received from Hadassah (Women’s Zionist
Organization of America)
April 29, 1948
This will acknowledge your communication of April 15, which was written two days after the tragic occurrence Mount Scopus during which 76 doctors, nurses, and patients, were killed when Arab guerrillas attacked a medical convoy on its way to the Hadassah Hospital. The following are details cabled to us from Jerusalem on that fateful day:
April 24 we received a cable, dated April 22, which indicates that the situation has been allowed to deteriorate further. I quote only a few sentences from a long cable:
We cannot but help feel that what happened on April 13 and what is being allowed to continue to an institution of healing and teaching is a blot on the conscience of mankind.
Rose L. Halprin (signed)