We've often heard from Islamo-terrorist apologists that "If it weren't for Israel's occupation, Arabs would have no problem with Jews". Really?! You sure?! 1929 Hebron massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Hebron massacre refers to the killing of sixty-seven Jews on 24 August 1929 in Hebron. During the massacre, 67 Jews were killed and Jewish homes and synagogues were ransacked; Many returned in 1931, but almost all left again during 19361939. Hebron, located 30 km south of Jerusalem, is the second holiest site in Judaism, and one of the Jewish Four Holy Cities, and mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible. (Hebron was a place of significance for Muslims too, as the prophet Abraham, recognized by all "Abrahamic" faiths, was laid to rest there.) It is the location of the Cave of Machpelah, holding the Tomb of the Patriarchs of the Israelites, where Abraham, the first Patriarch of the Jews (father and grandfather to Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob, respectively), was buried, and where David was anointed King of Israel, reigning there until his capture of Jerusalem. In 1929, the Jewish Sephardic/Mizrachi community had been living in Hebron continuously for over 800 years under various imperial powers, and the Jewish Ashkenazi community had roots there that went back at least a century. Specific accounts of the massacre : The Shaw Commission The Shaw Commission was a British report that investigated the violent rioting in Palestine in late August 1929, and it described the Hebron attacks: About 9 oclock on the morning of the 24th of August, Arabs in Hebron made a most ferocious attack on the Jewish ghetto and on isolated Jewish houses lying outside the crowded quarters of the town. More than 60 Jews including many women and children were murdered and more than 50 were wounded. This savage attack, of which no condemnation could be too severe, was accompanied by wanton destruction and looting. Jewish synagogues were desecrated, a Jewish hospital, which had provided treatment for Arabs, was attacked and ransacked, and only the exceptional personal courage displayed by Mr. Cafferata the one British Police Officer in the town prevented the outbreak from developing into a general massacre of the Jews in Hebron.