Know Your History: Muslim Snipers From Temple Mount (NY Times Oct 20, 1938)

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series where I bring to you news from the archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

The tensions we are seeing with the Temple Mount are not new. One such example of an earlier example is from 1938, where Muslim snipers used the so-called sanctity of “Haram esh-Sharif” to shoot at Jews.

The New York Times covered it, and as usual a look at their reporting of the time is illuminating.

Note: I cannot provide a link to the full article since it is only available to those who have purchased a NY Times subscription. But I have provided screenshots below. As usual, click on the screenshots to enlarge.

Note in particular the admission this site was ours from King David’s time, and the exploitation of it by the Muslims


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