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99 years since the fall of Jerusalem

The Ottomans surrendered Jerusalem to Britain on 9 December 1917 What: The Battle of Jerusalem Where: Palestine When: 17 November – 30 December 1917 What happened? Not long after the Balfour Declaration was signed on 2 November 1917 promising the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine after World War I, British troops led by General Edmund Allenby turned towards …

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