How it really was: The dead chicken squawked

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May 16, 2018 10:49
Negev Brigade and Kibbutz Dorot members resting after a May 15, 1948 battle

Negev Brigade and Kibbutz Dorot members resting after a May 15, 1948 battle. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The year: 1953
The place: A border kibbutz in the south


It was midnight, and I had already finished several patrols around the kibbtuz. I walked into the kitchen where my wife sat, a few dead fully-feathered chickens next to the stool. White and trembling, she said, “The chicken squawked!” I looked at the chickens.

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