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Wailing Wall cases, 1926-1928

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Wailing Wall cases

1926-1928
Source: The Palestine Bulletin, 9 November 1926

 

ANOTHER ATTACK AT WAILING  WALL.

   On Sunday morning at 11 a.m. several young men went to the Wailing Wall, when they were insulted by adjacent Arabs.  Arabs who were on nearby roofs threw stones at the young men and at the worshippers.  Considerable panic prevailed, and the worshippers were clamed down only after great effort.  Police arrested one of the assailants, and he was fined P.T. 340 and costs yesterday in the Magistrate's Court.

SENTENCED FOR STONE THROWING AT WAILING WALL.

   An Arab girl aged twelve, who recently threw a stone at Mrs. Golda Eisman at the Wailing Wall and wounded her in the head, was tried last week in the Magistrate's court, many Arabs resident in the vicinity of the Wall attending.  The girl said that she had thrown the stone at a fowl that had escaped, and her wounding of the Jewish woman was accidental.  She was sentenced to a month's imprisonment, and costs of the case P.T. 90.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 January 1927

STONES THROWN AT WAILING WALL WORSHIPPERS.

   During the services at the Wailing Wall last Saturday stones were again thrown down upon the worshippers.  Two policemen went up and found two young Arabs on the Wall.  They were arrested but released on bail.  On Monday their trial took place in the magistrate's Court.  Since the policemen were unable to prove that the accused either threw the stones or had stones in their hand both were freed.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 9 November 1927

WAILING WALL ASSAILANTS.

   Sentence has been passed by the court upon the Arabs, who recently assaulted Itzchak Sabach near the Wailing Wall.  They will pay him damages to the amount of P.T. 590 plus costs and lawyer's fees.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 1 November 1928

WAILING WALL CASE TO BE HEARD BY HIGH COURT.

   The Moslem who was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for beating a Jew at the Wailing Wall a few weeks ago and whose sentence was subsequently reduced by the District Court to three months, is lodging an appeal with the High Court.  He hopes that he will be acquitted as by this action he only "defended the honour and sanctuaries is Islam."

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 November 1928

It is stated that the Chief Justice has not allowed the counsel of the Arab sentenced in the Wailing Wall case to lodge an appeal with the High Court.  As already reported, the District Court has reduced his sentence from 6 to 3 months' imprisonment.

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