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Sheik Gets Two Years Prison As Instigator of Hebron Massacre

October 25, 1929
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A sentence of two years imprisonment and the payment of a fine of £50 plus the costs of the trial was pronounced on Sheik Taleb Markah, on trial in the Jerusalem District Court as one of the chief instigators of the Hebron massacre in which sixty-six Jews were killed and scores injured.

The trial, which began on October 17. was the center of interest of all Palestine, as it was considered a key case in the trials growing out of the recent outbreak Judge Defreites pronounced the sentence. Government Prosecutor Sherwell a British barrister, conducted the case after two Arab prosecutors were withdrawn.

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