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PA daily glorifies 3 “heroes” of 1929 massacres of Jews

Headline: “89 years since the execution of the Al-Buraq Rebellion heroes Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir”

“Yesterday, Monday [June 17, 2019], was the 89th anniversary of the execution of the three Martyrs of the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and accompanying riots, 65 Jews murdered) – Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir (i.e., murderers; see note below) – by the British Mandate authorities.

These three Martyrs were executed on June 17, 1930, at the citadel prison in Acre, despite the Arab protests and condemnations.

The story of the three heroes began after the British police arrested a group of young Palestinians following the outbreak of the Al-Buraq Rebellion. The rebellion broke out when the Jews held a large protest on Aug. 14, 1929 for what they call ‘the anniversary of the destruction of Solomon’s Temple’ (Tisha B’Av; they were marking this day of mourning at this time and the next day, not protesting; see note below –Ed.), and the following day they held a large protest in the streets of Jerusalem until they reached the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount; see note below) where they began to chant the Zionist national hymn and cursed the Muslims.

The following day, Friday, [August] 16… the Muslims, including the three Martyrs, came in masses to defend the Al-Buraq Wall because the Jews intended to take control of it, and clashes broke out in most parts of Palestine.

The Mandate police arrested 26 Palestinians who participated in defending the Al-Buraq Wall, and at the beginning they were all sentenced to death. In the end the punishment of 23 of them was commuted to life in prison, and the punishment remained unchanged for the three Martyrs.”


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 - 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.


Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have ridden 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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