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1929 Palestine Riots

A week of fighting and riots that took place in Palestine in late August 1929, between Arabs on the one hand and Jews and Mandatory security forces on the other. The immediate cause of the events was violence resulting from friction over Jewish prayer rights in the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Instigated by Haj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, Arabs began attacking Jews across Palestine, with dozens of Jews killed in Hebron and Safed. The Shaw Commission that was established to investigate the riots and their origins determined that over 200 Jews and over 100 Arabs were killed during the fighting.
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