Skip to comments.Two decades after massacre, Hebron is still hurting
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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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? Its 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 wouldnt listen.
Going the opposite way is a daily occurrence that hardly gets noted.
Not at those numbers, it isn’t.
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.
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