1952 in Israel

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Events in the year 1952 in Israel.



Menachem Begin protesting against the Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany in March 1952. The sign reads: "Our honor shall not be sold for money; Our blood shall not be atoned by goods. We Shall wipe out the disgrace!".

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1952 include:

  • 6 January – 1952 Beit Jala Raid: an attack committed by an unknown Israeli party who blew up several houses in the West Bank town Beit Jala, killing between six and seven Palestinian-Arabs, including two children.[1] According to leaflets distributed in the scene of the crime, the attack was carried out in retaliation for the rape and murder of a Jewish girl on 4 December 1951.[2] Israel denied involvement in what it called "this sad affair", and voted to condemn the raid.[1]

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

The most prominent Palestinian fedayeen terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1952 include:

  • 1 January – Seven armed Palestinian Arab militants attack and kill a 19-year-old girl in her home, in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem.[3]
  • 14 July – Five Israeli watchmen killed by Bedouin at Timna.[4]

Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets

The most prominent Israeli military counter-terrorism operations (military campaigns and military operations) carried out against Palestinian militants during 1952 include:

  • 6 January – Fifteen bedouin killed by an Israeli armoured infantry attack on their camp near Bureij Refugee Camp.[5]

Unknown dates

Notable births

  • 16 April – Esther Roth-Shahamorov, former Israeli track and field athlete.
  • 1 May – Uzi Cohen, Israeli Likud politician (died 2008).
  • 9 June – Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer, songwriter, composer and television personality (died 2004)

Notable deaths

  • 14 August – David-Zvi Pinkas (born 1895), Austro-Hungarian-born Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
  • 21 August – Yitzhak Sadeh (born 1890), Russian (Polish)-born commander of the Palmach and one of the founders of the Israel Defense Forces at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel.
  • 9 November – Chaim Weizmann (born 1874), Russian-born first President of Israel.
  • Full date unknownZeev Ben-Zvi (born 1904), Russian (Polish)-born Israeli sculptor.

Major public holidays

See also


  1. ^ a b Morris, Benny. Israel's border wars, 1949-1956. p. 216.
  2. ^ Hutchison, E.H. (1956) Violent Truce. A military observer looks at the Arab-Israeli conflict 1951-1955 The Devin-Adair Company, New York. Pages 12–16 (4th edition, 1958)
  3. ^ Major Arab Terrorist Attacks against Israelis Prior to the 1967 Six-Day War Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Retrieved 13 April 2011
  4. ^ Morris. Page 211.
  5. ^ Morris. Page 203.

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