Shafrir synagogue shooting attack

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Shafrir synagogue shooting attack
Part of Palestinian Fedayeen insurgency
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The attack site
LocationKfar Chabad, Israel
DateApril 11, 1956
Attack type
Shooting attack
Deaths4 (3 children)

The Shafrir synagogue shooting attack was an attack carried out by Palestinian terrorists on April 11, 1956. Two Palestinian militants who infiltrated to Israel from Egypt opened fire on a synagogue full of children and teenagers, in the farming community of Kfar Chabad (Shafrir), killing three children and a youth worker and injuring five, three of them seriously.[1]

The attack[edit]

A Palestinian Arab militant squad infiltrated Israel from Egypt. They entered the village Kfar Chabad (Shafrir) during the evening of 11 April 1956. Two armed militants entered the synagogue of the village and opened fire into a crowd of 46 children aged 9–16. Three children and an instructor were killed in the incident. Five children were injured, three of them in serious condition.[2]



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Bar-On, Mordechai (2012). Moshe Dayan: Israel's Controversial Hero. Yale University Press.
  3. ^ Albert Edery (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Kamus Amos Uzan (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Yaakov Harari (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Simcha Silberstrom (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Shlomo Mizrahi (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ Nisim Assis (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ Moshe Peretz (in Hebrew)

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