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King David Hotel bombing

by WikiPeace editor  21.01.2013 A turning point in the rise of violent Jewish resistance to the British presence in Israel/Palestine was the bombing of the headquarters of the mandatory civil headquarters located at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem on July 22 1946. In the attack, carried out by the Irgun 91 men of different nationalities were killed, including 17 Jews. The attack led to a dispute between the different political factions of the Jewish resistance about the appropriate use of violence, and shocked the British public opinion. 

 

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