July 22, 2006

Today / 07.22.06

by PG

Today in History (1946) - The militant Zionist group Irgun, under direction of later prime minister and Nobelist Menahem Begin, dressed as Arabs and exploded a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division. Despite an alleged warning to evacuate, 91 people were killed, mostly civilians. Former PM Binyamin Netanyahu was among those who celebrated the 60th anniversary of the attack this week, drawing condemnation from the British ambassador.

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