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PA daily glorifies 3 “heroic” murderers of Jews in 1929 Hebron Massacre, who were “protect[ing] the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e, Western Wall), which the Jews planned on taking over”

Headline: “The execution of the heroes [Muhammad] Jamjoun, [Fuad] Hijazi, and [Ataa] Al-Zir – remembered forever”
      “Yesterday, Friday [June 17, 2016], was the anniversary of the execution of the heroic Martyrs (Shahids) of the Al-Buraq rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre), Muhammad Jamjoun, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir, by the British Mandate authorities. On this date in 1930 these Martyrs were executed at the citadel prison in Acre, despite the Arab protests and condemnations.
The story of the three heroes began when British [Mandate] police forces arrested a group of young Palestinians after the Al-Buraq rebellion – the rebellion that began when the herds of settlers held a large demonstration on Sept. 14, 1929, in honor of ‘the anniversary of the destruction of Solomon’s Temple’ (i.e., Tisha B'Av), as they call it. The day after, Sept. 15, they held a large and unprecedented demonstration in the streets of Jerusalem, until they reached the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall), and there they began to play the ‘national Zionist anthem,’ while cursing the Muslims.
The next day, Sept. 16, was Prophet [Muhammad’s] birthday. The Muslims – including the three heroes – came out in their masses to protect the Al-Buraq Wall, which the Jews planned on taking over, so that the confrontation between the Arabs and the Zionists was inevitable in the various Palestinian areas.
The Mandate police managed to arrest 26 Palestinians who participated in the defense of the Al-Buraq Wall, and in the beginning sentenced all of them to death. In the end, the sentences of 23 of them were commuted to life imprisonment, while the death sentence against the three Martyrs, Muhammad Jamjoun, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir, remained in effect.
After the Mandate authorities determined that the death sentence against these heroes would be carried out on June 17, 1930, the three defied fear. It had no meaning for them, but rather the opposite – the three competed among themselves to [be the first to] meet their Lord.”

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.

Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of all Jews from the land of Israel.

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