The Original Terrorists


June 30, 1924

Dutch Jew Jacob Israël de Haan was assassinated by Avraham Tehomi on the orders of Haganah leader Yitzhak Ben-Zvi for his anti-Zionist political activities and contacts with Arab leaders.

Shlomo Nakdimon; Shaul Mayzlish (1985). Deh Han : ha-retsah ha-politi ha-rishon be-Erets Yisraʼel / De Haan: The first political assassination in Palestine (in Hebrew) (1st ed.). Tel Aviv: Modan Press. OCLC 21528172.

Marijke T.C.Stapert-Eggen. “The Rosenthaliana’s Jacob Israel de Haan Archive”. University of Amsterdam Library.


The Irgun conducted a campaign of violence against Palestinian Arab civilians resulting in the deaths of at least 250.
— Perliger and Weinberg, 101.
— J. Bowyer Bell, Terror out of Zion: the fight for Israeli independence (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1977). pp.181

July 6, 1938

18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa. More than 60 people…

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