Heartbreaking stories from the Hebron Massacre of 1929

The Hebron massacre refers to the massacre of sixty-seven Jews on 24 August 1929 in Hebron, then part of British Mandatory Palestine, by their Muslim neighbors. They were incited to kill the Jews by rumors from Muslims accross the land that Jews were planning to seize control of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This massacre also left scores seriously wounded or maimed. Jewish homes were pillaged and synagogues were ransacked. Many of the 435 Jews who survived were hidden by local Arab families. The massacre formed part of the 1929 Palestine riots and brought the centuries-old Jewish presence in Hebron to an end.

Far too often the world forgets that Muslim terrorism against Jews in their homeland (Israel) began long before 1967, or 1948.

Published: August 29, 2016
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