List of massacres in Palestine

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Palestine prior to the establishment of the British Mandate for Palestine. For massacres that took place prior to the name Palestine being adopted, see List of massacres in ancient Israel. For massacres that took place in the British Mandate for Palestine, see List of killings and massacres in Mandatory Palestine. For massacres that took place during the 1948 Palestine War, see Killings and massacres during the 1948 Palestine War. For massacres that took place prior to the British Mandate, see List of massacres in Palestine. For massacres that have occurred in Israel following its declaration of independence, see List of massacres in Israel. For massacres that have occurred in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since 1948, see List of massacres in Palestinian Territories.

Palestine is a name, among others, for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands.[1] The region is also known as the Land of Israel and the Holy Land.[2][3]

Name Date Location Responsible Party Deaths Notes
Siege of Jerusalem (614) 614 Jerusalem Persian Amy ordered by Shahrbaraz 66,509[4] Christians were massacred by Persian invaders
Jewish revolt against Heraclius 602 - 628 625 Jerusalem environs and Gallilee Byzantine Christians Unknown number of Jews The massacre ended large scale Jewish presence in Palestine. Instegated by Heraclius.
Siege of Jerusalem (1099) 15 July 1099 Jerusalem European Crusaders over 10,000 Muslims, Jews and Christians

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  1. ^ Carl S. Ehrlich "Philistines" The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible. Ed. Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan. Oxford University Press, 2001.
  2. ^ Gideon Biger (2004). The Boundaries of Modern Palestine, 1840–1947. RoutledgeCurzon. passim.
  3. ^ de Geus, 2003, p. 7.
  4. ^ "Human Skeletal Remains from the Mamilla cave, Jerusalem" by Yossi Nagar.