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Journalist on PA TV: Cave of the Patriarchs massacre was planned by the Israeli government

Official PA TV News, report on the anniversary of the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre

Journalist and eye-witness to the attack Ma’moun Wazwaz: “Usually the number of soldiers guarding the entrance to the building was more than 20 or 30; on that day there were no more than four soldiers. This indicates that the massacre was planned, and that what [Baruch] Goldstein perpetrated was clearly a government plan.”

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.