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PA daily glorifies 3 perpetrators of 1929 Hebron Massacre as “heroes”

Headline: “The anniversary of the deaths of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Al-Buraq Rebellion: Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir”
     “Yesterday [June 17, 2017] was the 87th anniversary of the execution of the heroes of the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and riots), Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir (see note below –Ed.), by the British Mandate authorities.
The British Mandate forces arrested Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir together with a group of young Palestinians following the Al-Buraq Rebellion, which broke out when settlers demonstrated on Aug. 14, 1929, for what is called the Day of the Destruction of the Temple (i.e., Tisha B’Av), and on Aug. 15 they held a procession in the streets of Jerusalem that reached the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount).
At the time, the Mandate police (sic., court) sentenced 26 Palestinians who took part in defending the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., took part in the Hebron Massacre) to death. Later it lightened the sentences of 23 of them to life, but left the death sentence against Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir in place…
The day before their execution, the three heroes wrote a letter in which was stated: ‘Now, as we stand before the gates of eternity and give our souls for the holy homeland, precious Palestine, we ask of all Palestinians that our spilled blood and our souls – which will hover in the skies of this beloved land – not be forgotten. [We ask] to remember that we gave our souls and skulls of our own will, so that they will serve as a foundation for building the independence of our nation and its freedom. [We ask] that the nation continue to persevere in its unity and Jihad for the redemption of Palestine from the enemies, that it protect its lands and not sell even a handbreadth of them to the enemies, that its determination not be harmed or weakened as a result of the threats, and that it struggle until achieving victory.’”

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 most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.

The Al-Buraq Wall - Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have rode during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."

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