Friday, 25 February 1994
Hebron, West Bank, Israel
Published on 25 February 1994, THE PHOENIX GAZETTE
DOZENS DIE IN ATTACK ON MOSQUE, RIOTS
WORSHIPERS ARE MOWED DOWN BY
An American immigrant armed with an automatic rifle
mowed down dozens of Muslim worshipers as they knelt in prayer at a mosque
today and then took his own life. The massacre ignited riots that spread
throughout the occupied lands.
Hospital officials said 50 Palestinians were killed and
170 wounded in the mosque attack and subsequent riots, which spilled over
into other West Bank towns, the Gaza Strip and the old walled city of
Jerusalem. There was no estimate of how many people died inside the
Published on 26 February 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
AT LEAST 40 IN WEST BANK MOSQUE SLAIN
JEWISH MAN OPENS FIRE
HEBRON, Israeli-occupied West Bank -- With Palestinian
worshipers kneeled in early morning prayer, a Jewish settler yesterday
entered a packed mosque and opened fire with a rapid-firing assault rifle,
killing at least 40 and wounding scores in one of the worst massacres of
the century-long Arab-Jewish conflict.
Published on 26 February 1994, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
'MASSIVE RUSH' TO ONLY EXIT STYMIED BY LONE GUNMAN
CARRY OUT DEAD
It was 5:45 a.m. in the Ibrahim Mosque and 800 Muslim
worshipers, their heads bowed in silent dawn prayer, knelt in neat rows on
Then shots rang out. The gunman was Baruch Goldstein,
38, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-born physician from Kiryat Arba, a nearby settlement.
Wearing the olive-green uniform of an Israeli army major, he burst into
the Ibrahim Mosque in the Cave of the Patriarchs, a shrine holy to both
Jews and Muslims.
Published on 26 February 1994, THE PHOENIX GAZETTE
MOSQUE KILLER A ZEALOT WHO HATED ARABS
MILITANT SETTLER TALKED OF
Three months ago, Baruch Goldstein seemed to capture the
mood of the most militant West Bank settlers when he spoke of taking the
law into his own hands.
"We are fed up, and with God's help we will establish
the State of Judea," he told a radio interviewer. "And then we will deal
with the Palestinians ourselves."
Published on 26 February 1994, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
DOCTOR'S SUICIDE ATTACK PRECEDED BY LOVING VISIT WITH HIS 4
Baruch Goldstein lovingly rocked his children on his lap
in synagogue, only hours before he slaughtered dozens of Palestinian
worshipers in a Hebron mosque on Friday.
He was 38, a father of four, a doctor who treated trauma
victims. But the New York-born Jewish settler knew how to hate.
Published on 27 February 1994, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
TROOPS ADDED TO MASSACRE, SOURCES SAY
MISTOOK GUNMAN FOR ALLY UNDER
Israeli TV reported Saturday that some of the victims of
the massacre in the Mosque of Abraham were killed by Israeli soldiers who
rushed in after a Jewish settler opened fire on praying Palestinian men
Published on 5 March 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
MOSQUE GUNMAN'S MOTHER SAYS SHE'S PROUD OF HIM
JERUSALEM -- The mother of Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish
settler who massacred about 40 Palestinians in a Hebron mosque a week ago,
says she is proud of her son.
"I always thought to myself, 'When would someone get up
and do such a thing?' And in the end, my son did it," Miriam Goldstein
told the weekly Shishi newspaper.
Published on 6 March 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
AP LOWERS DEATH TOLL AT MOSQUE TO 30 AFTER FAMILIES ARE QUERIED
JERUSALEM -- Thirty Palestinians were shot to death by
Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein in the Hebron mosque massacre, rather than
39 as reported earlier, according to an Associated Press check conducted
The revised figure brings the overall death toll of
Palestinians killed in the massacre and in rioting since then to 55. In
addition, three Israelis, including Goldstein, have been killed since the
Published on 18 March 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
MOSQUE KILLER AIDED, TESTIMONY SUGGESTS
ISRAELI GUARDS TELL OF
JERUSALEM -- In dramatic testimony that raised the
possibility mass murderer Baruch Goldstein had an accomplice, two Israeli
army guards yesterday said a second settler entered Hebron's Tomb of the
Patriarchs on Feb. 25 shortly after gunman Goldstein did.
The guards testified that when Goldstein went into the
tomb he was armed with a different gun from the Galil assault rifle found
by his body after the massacre of Muslim worshipers. The second settler
was carrying a Galil, they said.
Published on 26 March 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
PALESTINIAN PANEL SAYS TROOPS FIRED AT ARABS
WASHINGTON -- A Palestinian inquiry into the Hebron
mosque massacre will conclude that Israeli soldiers joined a Jewish
settler in firing at Arab worshipers, the inquiry commission's chairman
Dr. Abdul Hafeez Ash-hab said that although the
commission has no forensic or other physical evidence, several
eyewitnesses have said they saw at least two soldiers in addition to
Jewish settler Dr. Baruch Goldstein firing at people in the mosque.
Published on 27 March 1994, BOSTON GLOBE
GUNMAN IN MOSQUE ACTED ALONE, ISRAELI REPORT SAYS
JERUSALEM -- Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein acted alone
when he killed 29 Palestinian worshipers in a Hebron mosque in February,
the Israeli commission of inquiry said in its report issued yesterday.
The report, praised by the government and rejected by
Palestinian leaders and some on Israel's political left, did not call for
criminal indictments or a reexamination of the military's procedures and