(photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)
Sandwiched between the Jewish neighborhood of Kiryat Shmuel and the wealthy Arab
neighborhood of Katamon, tiny Merhavia lived a relatively peaceful existence
until the UN decided to divide Palestine into two separate entities on November
29, 1947.Suddenly, Merhavia was on the front line. Arabs had been
routinely terrorizing Jerusalem’s Jewish neighborhoods for years, but now there
was a drastic increase in incidents.
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