August 29, 2009, - 10:16 pm
Meant to put this up, Friday, but didn’t get to it.
Eighty years ago, this past week, there was no Israel. Israel is constantly the excuse we hear for Islamic violence against Jews, America, and the rest of the West. But what happened 80 years ago is yet more evidence that this specious argument is absolute bunk. Islam has always been violent and intolerant of others, and it will always be as such. Whether or not there is an Israel is of no consequence to that fact.
And the 1929 Hebron Massacre, which occurred August 23-24, 1929, is yet another example throughout the history of the Islamic religion.
On Thursday, Jerold S. Auerbach, author of “Hebron Jews: Memory and Conflict in the Land of Israel,” had an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal, remembering this pogrom that Muslims fomented on Jews in Hebron. An excerpt:
Until 1929, Jews had lived in Hebron for three millennia. There, according to Jewish tradition, Abraham purchased the cave of Machpelah to bury Sarah. It was the first parcel of land owned by the Jewish people in their promised land. Ever since, religious Jews revered Hebron as the burial site of their matriarchs and patriarchs. Conquered, massacred and expelled over the centuries, Jews always returned to this sacred place. . . .
It began on Friday afternoon when Arabs attacked Jews with clubs and murdered a yeshiva student. The next morning, joined by local villagers, Arabs swarmed through Hebron screaming “Kill the Jews.” They broke into the home of Eliezer Dan Slonim, where many Jews had gathered for safety. There they wielded knives and axes to murder 22 innocents. In the Anglo-Palestine Bank, where 23 corpses were discovered, blood covered the tile floor. That day, three children under the age of five were murdered. Teenage girls, their mothers and grandmothers were raped and killed. Rabbis and their students were castrated before they were slain. A surviving yeshiva student recounted that he “had seen greater horrors than Dante in hell.”
When the slaughter finally subsided, 67 Jews had been murdered. Three days later, British soldiers evacuated 484 survivors, including 153 children, to Jerusalem. The butchery in Hebron, Zionist and religious officials alleged, was “without equal in the history of the country since the destruction of the Temple.” Sir Walter Shaw, chairman of an exhaustive British royal investigation, concluded that “unspeakable atrocities” had occurred.
Read the whole thing. And remember, it CAN–and WILL–happen here, so long as Islamic immigration to America continues.
“Religion of Peace.” Uh-huh.
Oh, and by the way, Hebron–the home of Abraham and the location where the patriarchs of Judaism are buried–is on the “chopping block.” If there is a “Palestinian” state established for these descendants of the Islamic thugs who mass-murdered in 1929 (and before and thereafter), Hebron is slated to be given to them.
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