|1948 convoy ambushed (not from the Library of|
The City of Jerusalem has more Jews than Arabs but the immediate surrounding territory is predominately Arab. Through part of that hilly territory winds the narrow road that leads from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is by this road that the Jewish population within Jerusalem must be supplied, but it is fantastically easy for the Arabs to ambush a convoy as it crawls along the difficult pass. On my trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem I saw grim realities of the fact.
|Long line of Jewish buses|
returning from funeral under
police escort in Jerusalem. 1936.
The picture is taken east of the
Old City walls. Note Absalom's
tomb in the center, Church of All
Nations on the left
|Jewish convoy on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road |
escorted by police 1936
|Group of (Jewish) Palestine |
Supernumerary Police with convoy
on Tel Aviv- Jerusalem road 1936
|American Colony members' car blocked by an|
Arab roadblock near Huwara (1938)
|The April 1948 convoy that was left|
unprotected. The remains of the convoy
to Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus.
79 people were massacred. (not from
Library of Congress collection)