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Two decades after massacre, Hebron is still hurting
Times of Israel ^ | 2/25/14 | ELHANAN MILLER

Posted on 02/25/2014 11:11:30 AM PST by Oliviaforever

— A stone wall is being constructed these days to separate the Meir Kahane municipal park in Kiryat Arba from the gravesite of Baruch Goldstein, as though to blot out the haunting memory of the worst act of Jewish terrorism in Israeli history on its twentieth anniversary.

It was just past dawn on the festival day of Purim, February 25, 1994, when a bearded man wearing military uniform with the rank of captain walked into “Yitzhak Hall” in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. For Muslims, it was the holy month of Ramadan, and some 800 worshipers were in the midst of morning prayers when automatic gunfire burst out from the entrance behind them.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hebron; israel; koranimals; waronterror

1 posted on 02/25/2014 11:11:30 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
"A medical doctor trained at New York’s Yeshiva University, Goldstein was the first responder to many of the Palestinian shooting attacks that began targeting Israeli vehicles around his settlement in the early 1990s. Those experiences, said Granot, changed the man, who was already an enthusiastic follower of ultra-nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane. Goldstein would eventually don a yellow badge on his shirt with the word “Jude,” symbolizing the contemporary suffering of Jews.

“In the half-year preceding the massacre we saw he went crazy,” Granot recalled. “Do you know how many deaths he had to declare that year? It’s simply unbelievable. The worst was when his friend Mordechai Lapid [was killed in a terrorist attack on December 6, 1993, along with his son Shalom]. We told him, ‘Take a vacation,’ but he wouldn’t listen.”

2 posted on 02/25/2014 11:21:49 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Going the opposite way is a daily occurrence that hardly gets noted.

3 posted on 02/25/2014 11:24:11 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oliviaforever
Man bites dog.
4 posted on 02/25/2014 11:43:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: GeronL

Not at those numbers, it isn’t.

5 posted on 02/25/2014 11:46:35 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Oliviaforever

My last time in Israel was a couple of months after this, and Hebron was off limits to us tourists, so I didn’t get to see Hebron.

I think Hebron has always been a place of conflict between Arabs and Jews. As tragic as it was, I can understand why he snapped.

Jewish graves continue to be desecrated there. Killings continue on both sides.

I look forward to the day when the Prince of Peace reigns in justice and righteousness from Jerusalem and all of Israel with be seen as part of the glory of God.

6 posted on 02/25/2014 12:25:11 PM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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7 posted on 02/25/2014 7:15:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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8 posted on 02/26/2014 5:24:45 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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