We were thoroughly shocked to hear the horrific tidings
that are coming in from the Diaspora communities of Nazified Europe.
The Palestinian Division of the Training Center for Royal Engineers
and Royal Engineers Company 745 (Solel Boneh), including its officers,
sergeants, and soldiers, second the Yishuvs hearts ache; our every fiber
cries for revenge.
At this time, as the Yishuv expresses its profound
anguishthe anguish of mortally persecuted brethrenand its
intense anger, may our rage not be one of helplessness.
We are massively, inconsolably aggrieved, but the
only appropriate answer at this time is to build the Hebrew force, its
armed force, that of its units and companies. Only by means of this
force shall we advance toward the enemy, only thus will we be able to
confront him face to face, and only thus shall we earn our share in
his defeat and, thereby, earn our share in destroying the ghettos and
rescuing the few who have survived.
May your assemblies during these days of bereavement
represent a further stage in the Yishuvs ability to mobilize fully for
And to our brethren in the destroyed Diaspora communities,
we say: You are sanctifying the name of Israel, we have sworn loyalty
to you: we will surely avenge your blood upon the enemy for the abuse
he has visited on us!
H. Kapitan, Company Commander (R. Atlas)
Palestinian Division of the Training Center for Royal Engineers
Platoon commander, Solel Boneh