Claim: Jews bombed synagogue in Baghdad


On January 14, 1951, at about seven in the evening, a bomb was tossed into the open courtyard of the Masuda Shemtov synagogue in Baghdad. The courtyard served as a gathering place for Jews, prior to their departure for the airport, on their way to Israel. At the time of the terror attack, the place was filled with several hundred people. Four of them, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed; about 10 were wounded. The Iraqi authorities blamed two activists from the Zionist underground, and had them executed.

Year: 1951
Source: Point of no return
Claimed by: Iraq

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