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Three men who murdered Jews in 1929 Hebron massacre glorified on PA TV as “a model of resolve and defiance”

Official PA TV program These are My Ancestors on Fuad Hijazi. Hijazi and two accomplices attacked British soldiers and murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
     “[Hijazi] actively participated in the revolution that occurred in the wake of the incidents at the Al-Buraq Wall (the southwestern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which the Jews claimed as their property and named the Wailing Wall) [parenthesis in source] in mid-August 1929, in which hundreds were killed and wounded. The British authorities arrested him together with dozens of others, gave them a show trial and sentenced 26 of them to death, after which they converted the death sentence to life imprisonment for 23 of them, but approved the death sentence for him [Hijazi] and two of his friends, Ataa Al-Zir and Muhammad Jamjoum. Despite the Arabs’ condemnations and protests, the execution was set for June 17, 1930. The three men accepted the death sentence with nerves of steel, and competed between them to be the first on the gallows – even as the British tried to break their spirit by forcing them to watch the execution [of each other] while they were waiting for their turn; but they were a model of resolve and defiance.”

Note: Fuad Hijazi, Ataa Al-Zir and Muhammad Jamjoum “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.

Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) – 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 for Muslims he renamed the Western Wall - the "Al-Buraq Wall." The PA now claims it is a Muslim holy site and says Jews, therefore, are prohibited from praying at the wall.
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