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September 23, 1929
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Although your correspondent thought himself inured to the sight of bloodshed and horrors, after witnessing the bloodiest fighting at Ypres and the holocaust at Verdun, he was shocked to nausea this morning when he walked about the rooms of Rabbi Slonim’s home in Hebron resembling those of a slaughter house, an indescribable confusion of blood-soaked clothing and smashed furniture. Evidence of unspeakable brutality was rendered irrefutable when, under the eiderdown feathers, a complete human stomach was found in an advanced state of putrification. Even the ten foot high ceiling was splashed with blood. Of unlooted articles, not a single item was left intact. Clocks, crockery, tables, and windows were smashed to smithereens. Only a large black and white photograph of Dr. Theodor Herzl, around the frame of which the Arab bandits had hung blood drenched woman’s clothing, remained.

Sniping by Arabs was going on between Hebron and Bethlehem as your correspondent returned to Jerusalem.

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