This Week in History: 3 dead in terror attack on Jerusalem cinema as part of Arab Rebellion
May 15, 2014 21:45
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On May 16, 1936, a terror attack on Jerusalem's Edison cinema left three Jews dead and two injured, after an assailant fired five shots into the crowd as they were leaving the theater. The Edison was located in Zichron Moshe, an exclusively Jewish residential area. The shooting was one of a series of attacks carried out between 1936-39, as part of the Arab revolt in Palestine, against British colonial rule and mass Jewish immigration. The Edison theater was closed in 1995, in favor of a housing complex for haredim.