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September 12th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Ambassador's killing shines light on Muslim sensitivities around Prophet Mohammed

By Dan Gilgoff and Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editors

(CNN) – Violence over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: that the Prophet was a man, not God, and that portraying him threatens to lead to worshiping a human instead of Allah.

“It's all rooted in the notion of idol worship,” says Akbar Ahmed, who chairs the Islamic Studies department at American University. “In Islam, the notion of God versus any depiction of God or any sacred figure is very strong."

“The Prophet himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping him,” Ahmed says. “So he himself spoke against such images, saying ‘I’m just a man.’”

The prohibition against such portrayals was on stark display Tuesday, as mobs in Egypt and Libya attacked U.S. compounds in response to a film that vilifies the Prophet Mohammed, who founded Islam in the 7th century. The attack on the U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya, was orchestrated by extremists who used the protests as a diversion, U.S. sources told CNN Wednesday.

The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi killed J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, as well as three other Americans at the compound.

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The film that’s believed to have inspired the violence depicts the Prophet Mohammed as a child molester, womanizer and ruthless killer, going a big step beyond violating the basic Muslim prohibition against depicting the Prophet, even in a favorable light.

There are questions about who is behind the movie. Initial reports identified a supposedly Israeli-American real-estate developer named Sam Bacile, but it's unclear if that person even exists. A member of the film's production staff told CNN that the producer's name was listed as Abenob Nakoula Basseley.

In Sunni mosques, the largest branch of the faith, there are no images of people of any kind. The spaces are often decorated with verses from the Quran.

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Mohamed Magid, an imam who leads the Islamic Society of North America, says the Muslim prohibition on depicting prophets extends to Jesus and Moses, who Islam treats as prophets.

“Pictures and images are prohibited from being worshiped,” Magid says.

There have been historical instances of Muslims depicting the Prophet, says Omid Safi, a religious studies professor at the University of North Carolina who has studied the issue.

"We have had visual depictions of the Prophet in the form of miniatures and pictures in the Iranian context, the Turkish context, the central Asian Context,” says Safi, author of the book "Memories of Mohammed." “The one significant context where depictions of the Prophet have not been image-related has been in the Arab context.”

“As you go farther east, away from the Arabian Peninsula, you find depictions of the prophet in art,” said Johari Abdul-Malik, the imam for Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. He noted that images of the teachings of the prophet were sometimes used to bridge gaps in illiteracy.

But even depictions of the Prophet by Muslim artists has been a sensitive issue.

Akbar, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom, says that Muslim artists in the 15th and 16th centuries would depict the Prophet but took pains to avoid drawing his face.

“It would be as if he was wearing a veil on his face, so the really orthodox could not object – that was the solution they found," Akbar says.

In a  Muslim film called “The Messenger,” which circulated throughout the Muslim world in the 1970s and 1980s, the Prophet is depicted only as a shadow.

Adbul-Malik said that in the Quran, there is “no statement from the prophet requesting his image not be recorded.” The passages relating to a ban on creating images of the prophets come from the hadith, recordings of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed and his closest companions. The hadith is not viewed on the same plane as the Quran but as important to understanding the Quran.

Scholars of religion say Muslim opposition to portraying Mohammed wasn’t generally violated in earlier centuries because of a gulf between much of the Muslim world and the West.

In the age of globalization, non-Muslims and critics of Islam have felt free to depict Mohammed, including in offensive ways.

In 2006, a Danish cartoonist’s depiction of the Prophet wearing a bomb as a turban with a lit fuse provoked demonstrations across the world.

Akbar says that until relatively recently, depictions of Jesus tended to be reverential, but Christianity has had a decades-long head start in dealing with negative portrayals of Jesus in film and art.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Islam • Violence

soundoff (4,725 Responses)
  1. skeptic4321

    When people in the Muslim world can freely say Mohommed was a pig of a man and freely burn Korans without fear of reprisal, they have made progress. Until then, imo, Islam is a significant threat to all people who seek a world where no one is deemed worthy of death simply because they don't believe in the same imaginary friend in the sky or the same fairy tales

    September 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  2. David

    Now don't get me wrong, I love the first amendment and believe in freedom of speech. However, if someone's radical beliefs entice violent backlash on Americans, I believe that some people need to keep their beliefs to themselves. Sam Bacile is a complete idiot and his ideas do not represent many Americans' view on Islam. Please do not publicly denounce anyone's beliefs because you never know how it will come to bite you and your own people in the ass. Maybe the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi were only slightly caused by his moronic video, but he does not speak for most of us, especially me.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  3. ThaGerm

    That first pick of a "fighter" wearing sandals and rolled-up skinny jeans just cracks me up!

    September 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  4. American from Iraqi Origin

    I think what the Muslim Imam trying to do is to hide what the movie is really about.
    The movie is just borrowing exactly what is there in the Islamic famous books, and put it in movie form, this what the Imam trying to avoid.

    Peter

    September 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  5. Magoomba

    FIK MUHAMMED WID A BIG RUBBER DK

    September 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      Fuk Mohammed, fuk him up his stupid as.s.

      UD

      September 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  6. sendai

    I think the problem could be virtually eliminated if we could just kill all males in some targeted-fashion. Certain criteria would be used, of course. A tendency toward armed violence. A tendency to oppress women and others viewed as weak. A tendency to identify closely with a particular religion or ethnic group.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • yee haw!

      There goes the whole southern portion of the US, and most right wingers. GIT ER DONE

      September 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Down here we say "when you feel froggish, jump"

      September 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  7. William Demuth

    I am amazed at how silly we are as a people.

    If you believe these were not orchestrated rather than impromptu, you are dangerously foolish.

    Muslims, like Christians and Jews ALL manipulate the ignorant within their masses.

    This was not a demonstartion that got out of hand, this was a politically motivated pre meditated homicide hidden behind a throng of simpletons.

    If you can't see it, then you must be blind.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  8. ReligiousPoopShoot.com

    Any religion based on Muhammed is gonna lick balls, because Muhammed did in fact lick balls.

    aramanan

    September 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      Mohammed is a one-note joke that only retards follow. He's fuking clown shoes. If he were alive I’d beat the sh.it out of him for being so stupid.

      Magoomba

      September 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      Fuk Mohammed, fuk him up his stupid as.s.

      Ting

      September 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      Muhammed is the worst prophet I have ever heard of. He is a stupid d.ildo. A loser with dumb-a.s.s parables like a third rate Moses or Bill and Ted.

      bosucks

      September 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      All you motherfukers are gonna pay! You are the ones who are the ball-lickers! I'm gonna fuk your mothers while you watch and cry like little whiney bi.tches. I'm gonna make you eat my sh.it, then sh.it out my sh.it and then eat your sh.it that’s made up of my sh.it that I made you eat!

      Muhammed

      September 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Magoomba

      FIK MUHAMMED WID A BIG RUBBER DK, DAZ RIGHT!

      September 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  9. nur

    it is very wrong to go and make a film on thr prophet mohammed (p.b.u.h) no one knows how he looks and it is bad enough the the ambassoter even allowed it to happen ??? i think that the film was never supposed to be put on youtube and who ever made the video was suppoed to go down ??????

    September 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  10. let's face it

    One of the biggest problems with PC America, Canada, Australia and Western Europe as a whole is that we are still not intolerant of intolerance and hatred! Why must we curb our freedom to free speech and action just because of Muslim sensitivities? Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists and Wiccans are all fair game when it comes to comedy, cartoon caricatures, satire, movie mockery and offensive art etc. Of course members of these religions might be offended by an insulting art piece, but they don't go killing people because of it. Well, the only exception are members of the 'religion of peace'. This should however never allow the seeds of fear to sow in our hearts, that it leads to self-censorship and less freedom of expression just because Muslims react with violence. Instead, more of these movies should be made, more caricature cartoons should be drawn and more comedy that mocks the Prophet Mohammad and the Quran be made. If Christians and Jews and Buddhists can walk away from these kinds of insults, than Muslims can and should learn to do the same. No exception should be made!

    September 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Man of few words

      Agree 100%

      September 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  11. Kay
    Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing 1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period. 1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta. 1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem. 1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa. 1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot. 1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem. 1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem. 1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed. 1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv 1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations. 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat, 41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian. 1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station. 1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured. 1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters. 1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion. 1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp. 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged. 1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery. 1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station. 1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa 1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema. 1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate. 1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh. 1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa. 1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem. 1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa. 1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey 'Serrani', Jaffa's built Ottoman Town Hall 1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate. 1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv 1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla 1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing 1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters. 1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp Who invented terrorism anyway? 1937, March 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, ("Black Sunday") 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa. 1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa 1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road. 1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa. 1938, June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv. 1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa. 1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa. 1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv. 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem. 1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem. 1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. 1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. 1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem. 1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa. 1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa. 1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. 1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar 'Adas. 1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert
    September 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  12. Magoomba

    I protest muhammad and his ~hitty fundamentalist followers! muhammad the dooooooochBag! Come and get me!
    FATWAH THIS!

    September 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  13. atheists are bunch of cowards and gutless jerks

    They don't even got the balls for their billboards to stay erected just because of anonymous calls and e-mails.

    The best thing they can do is pretending to be brave bashing muslims while hiding behind their anonymity. How typical!

    September 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • truth be trolled

      "The best thing they can do is pretending to be brave bashing muslims while hiding behind their anonymity."

      I think I smell a disgruntled ex Evangelical Fortune Cookie Co. "writer".

      September 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Ting

      Don't feel singled out. Atheists think all religion is poison.

      September 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • atheists are bunch of cowards and gutless jerks

      I love to see atheists billboards depicting Mohammed erected and I will convert myself into atheism.

      The best way to say that I never convert myself into coward and gutless jerk.

      September 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • sam

      Apparently the limit of your vocabulary has been reached...

      September 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • atheists are bunch of cowards and gutless jerks

      Should I see a billboard depicting Mohammed, I will convert myself into an atheist.

      It's the best way of saying, I'll never let myself turn into a coward and gutless jerk.

      September 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  14. Diane

    Where did the photo gallery go? Did CNN cave to terrorists, too?

    September 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  15. Islam: the Religion thet goes BANG!!!

    We Muslims are very sensitive, you know. Just like nitroglycerine.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      You know that vests come in more styles than just explosive and kevlar, right?

      September 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • Islam: the Religion thet goes BANG!!!

      I do have a special fart-igniter vest too. I got it for Festivus. I used it on the guy who apostacized by recognizing Festivus by giving me a cool fart-flamer vest. Allah was pleased

      September 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  16. Ting

    Chalk up another one to religion. Such a wonderful thing, religion.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  17. bosucks

    the killing underline how wrong people are who say Muslims aren't the terrorist....

    September 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  18. Magoomba

    muhammad has a wooden leg with a kick-stand.. muhammad on stick! muhammad the dooooooochBag Come and get me!

    FATWAH THIS!

    September 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  19. aramanan

    Which century we are in? If someone offends you, protest or show your anger by banning the book or the film but killing? Is this your religion teaches you? These 4 lives lost had nothing to do with the film and you all killed to prove a point which is what? Islam teaches tolerance but apparently you didn't read that part? I really hate muslims, I pity you. What gives you the godamn right to kill someone, if Allah gives you that permission then he is wrong. So what if Prophet Mohammed was depicetd as Womanizer or child molester – talk to director, ban the movie or you tube clip in your country, what if it is true? or may be it false but the point is you protest or discuss but killing?

    September 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • totally agree

      i couldnt agree with you more. it leads me to believe there must be more to the story then just a movie. it would be complete garbage and idiotic if a depiction of a person leads to riots and murders. then again..if allah told them to do it then apparently its okay in their minds.

      September 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  20. Kay

    "Too bad" because Muslims highly respect both David and Jesus.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • I wonder

      Who respects the respect of folks who think that it is commanded by "Allah" to enter the bathroom only right foot first?

      September 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • tuvia suks

      @I wonder. That's because their left foot is still up their a$$!

      September 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • tuvia suks

      Jesus is a landscapper.

      September 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
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