Israeli Terrorism: The Attack on the King David Hotel

Living Through History

Dec 27 2023 • 14 mins

From a luxury venue to a golden exile for heads of state, and eventually, the headquarters of a colonial administration. However, in the nearly century-long history of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, what stands out most is the attack on the morning of July 22, 1946, when a powerful explosive charge shattered an entire wing, killing 91 people. The explosive device, placed in the basement, was the final defiant act of the Irgun terrorists in a showdown with the British in a region, Palestine, already witnessing the tragedy of two peoples.

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