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Palestinian Memory Bank
16 April
2002
IOF troops besieging the Nativity Church fire incendiary bombs setting fire to the monks' living quarters.
1988
US vetoes UN Sec. Council Res. calling on Israel to end deportation of Palestinians.
1988
Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), Palestinian leader assassinated at his home in Tunis.
1988
Israeli troops fire on Palestinians in Gaza Strip, killing 14 Palestinians.
1983
Thieves steal rare books and paintings valued at over $4 million from Jerusalem's Islamic Museum.
1948
(16-17 April) Haganah Golani brigade and Palmach units capture Tiberias as it is evacuated by British. Palestinian inhabitants flee.
1936
Revolts all over Palestine, largest confrontations in Jaffa.
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