1946-Israel Histor King David Hotel Destroyed By Irgun
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KING DAVID HOTEL DESTROYED BY IRGUN On July 22nd, the Irgun set off a bomb in the hotel that housed British military head-quarters. Ninety-one people died in the blast.
On July 22, 1946, a bomb exploded in the King David Hotel -- the British military headquarters in Palestine. Ninety-one people were killed in the blast. Those that placed the bomb had called the hotel to warn the British, but their warning was not been taken seriously, and the hotel had not been evacuated. The bomb was placed by the Irgun.