Friday, August 25, 2006

The Hebron Massacre of 1929.

The faith of Habakkuk (see post below) was brought to my mind by this awesome post of Jameel at The Muqata. I had not heard of the Hebron Massacre of 1929. Read the post and then the full letter linked at the bottom of the post to hear history in the first person.

The Muqata جميل في المقاطعة: Remembering The Hebron Massacre of 1929.

Not hard to understand the importance of a Jewish state when you read this, remember The Holocaust, and consider current events in the Middle East...

May God grant the Jewish people peace and safety in their earthly home.

Sir C

2 comments:

  1. I can't remember if this took place there:

    Arab bandits massacared a Jewish town. The British garrison remained absoulutely still.

    At this time the Special Night Squads appeared-a mixture of British soldiers and Hagannah militia; the ancestors of the feared Palmachnics.
    They were led by the adventurer Orde Wingate. The SNS took off after the raiders.
    Meantime a British general(Archibald Wavell, or Alan Cunningham-I think) came through. He looked around at the stricken town. Puffing like a locamotive, full of wrath and fury the British general went up to the garrison commander and sacked him.
    Then the general walked onward and saw Wingate and his lads returning-and a grim band of cutthroats they looked. The general lashed out at them for not being dressed according to regulations then stopped when he looked in the truck-and saw the corpses of the raiders piled inside.

    Oh and to your question, there are some bits of historical trivia I don't know-I just haven't told them because of course I don't know them.

    Sir Jason the Longwinded

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  2. ...yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

    The reason he could be joyful is that his hope was not in the vine or the blossem, but in the God of Israel.

    We tend to get our eyes on earthly things, like the desciples who saw the wind and waves but forgot the awesome power of God. We need to keep our eyes of God and focus on what He wants us to do. The circumstances, vines, wind, waves, terrorists, et. are commanded by God.

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