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PA daily libel: Israeli army, other Israelis participated in 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre

Headline: “Today is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
“Today (Saturday) [Feb. 25, 2017] is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, which cost the lives of at least 29 [Muslim] worshippers, in addition to 150 wounded. On Feb. 25, 1994… terrorist Baruch Goldstein perpetrated the abominable massacre against dozens of worshippers at the holy site, with the participation of the occupation forces and groups of settlers from Kiryat Arba (sic., Goldstein carried out the attack alone). While the massacre was being perpetrated, occupation soldiers who were at the occupied site locked the gates of the mosque in order to prevent the worshippers from fleeing. They also prevented those arriving from outside the holy compound from reaching its plaza to save the wounded.”

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.

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