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Long Shadow of 1929 Hebron Massacre

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 27, 2009
Hajj Yussef is one of the Palestinian Arabs who saved Jews during the massacre

Hajj Yussef is one of the Palestinian Arabs who saved Jews during the massacre

“Jews in the old city were mostly shopkeepers, doing business. We used to visit each other,” he says speaking through an interpreter. “We used to go to each others’ places for tea. They were our Palestinian Jews, they spoke Arabic and they dressed like us Arabs.”

“Jews lived here peacefully with their Arab neighbours,” confirms Mr Arnon. “Jews here were not involved in any politics. They did not have any self-defence. And this wonderful life finished with a tragedy.”

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