Saturday, July 22, 2006

60 years since the King David bombing

Today is the 60th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the King David Hotel in British Palestine, by the Jewish terrorist organisation Irgun.

91 people were killed, most of them civilians: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 people of other nationalities. Almost 500 people were injured by the bombing. The attack was ordered by Menachem Begin, head of the Irgun, who later went on to become the Prime Minister of Israel.

It is significant that right-wing Israeli politicians like Binyamin Netanyahu (former Prime Minister and current opposition leader) recently celebrated this act of terrorism against the UK.

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