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Shlomo Slonim ז”ל, Survivor of 1929 Hebron Massacre, died today at 86.

 

The 18-month-old child of the Hebron massacre was spared only because he was covered by the corpses of his parents.

By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

 

In 1929, after years of relatively peaceful existence, the Arabs of Hebron responded to the call of the Mufti of Jerusalem and slaughtered the Jews in their midst.

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From top-left, clockwise: Shlomo, son of Eliezer Dan Slonim, aged 1, survives with wounds to his finger and forehead; The Holy Ark of the Sephardi Synagogue of Abraham is ransacked; A survivor reflecting in the aftermath of the slaughter; Family Kolstein recover from their injuries.
Bottom: Memorials to murdered rabbinical students in the old Jewish cemetery.

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Israeli President makes history by attending massacre ceremony

Local residents hope for formal apology as President Rivlin becomes 1st sitting Israeli president to attend & participate at Kafr Qasimin’s annual massacre ceremony.

By Hassan Shaalan

 

Reuven Rivlin became the first sitting Israeli president on Sunday to participate in an annual ceremony marking the Kafr Qasim massacre. “It was an atrocious massacre. A severe crime was perpetrated here. It is a dark and irregular episode in the relations between us, the Jews and Arabs who live here.”

President Rivlin speaks at anniversary ceremony (Photo: Hassan Shaalan)

President Rivlin speaks at anniversary ceremony – Photo: Hassan Shaalan

President Rivlin emphasized the importance of preserving positive ties between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Continue Reading »