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The hotel after the bombing

The King David Hotel bombing was an attack by the right-wing Zionist underground movement, the Irgun, on the central offices of the British Mandatory authorities of Palestine, which were located at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. It was carried out on 22 July 1946 and was the deadliest directed against the British during the Mandate era (1920-1948).

Operating in disguise, Irgunists planted a bomb in the basement of the main building of the hotel, under areas which housed the Mandate Secretariat and part of the British military headquarters. Telephoned warnings were sent to the main switchboard of the hotel (but not directly to the British administration or military, who had their own), the Palestine Post newspaper and the French consulate[1][2]. No evacuation was carried out however. The ensuing explosion caused the collapse of the southwestern corner of the southern wing of the hotel. 91 people were killed and 46 were injured, with some of the deaths and injuries occurring in the road outside the hotel and in adjacent buildings.[1] Much controversy has arisen over why the building was not evacuated.[2]
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It provides context for discussions of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, especially the relationship between the Palestinians and Israelis.
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If you go back to July 23, 1946, you'll find the original post in BWOT. I believe it was authored by MRTIKKET.

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^ Save it for the Deadwood thread.

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If you go back to July 23, 1946, you'll find the original post in BWOT. I believe it was authored by MRTIKKET.
He was in the Stern Gang?
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WOW!!!!Such insight!!
Shane's found his oeuvre, and now he's rubbing everyone's noses in it...
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If you go back to July 23, 1946, you'll find the original post in BWOT. I believe it was authored by MRTIKKET.
LOL, MRTIKKET was Armenian so there are some issues in here he might have been familiar with
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Back to hypocrisy: Are we funding a state founded on terrorism?
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LOL, MRTIKKET was Armenian so there are some issues in here he might have been familiar with
He was hawking tickets to the event at a handsome profit.

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