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PA TV calls murderers from the 1929 Arab Riots "Martyrs"

Official PA TV filler “From the Palestinian Encyclopedia”




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Text: “The British authorities executed Martyrs Ataa Al-Zir, Muhammad Jamjoum, and Fuad Hijazi (i.e., murderers from the 1929 Arab Riots) at the Citadel Prison in Acre, after they actively participated in the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., the 1929 Hebron Massacre and accompanying riots).


The [British] Mandate authorities arrested 900 Palestinians following the Al-Buraq Rebellion and issued a verdict of execution by strangulation for 27 of them. The verdicts were mitigated for 24, and the verdict of execution was carried out on the three Martyrs in 1930.”



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.