The Zionist terrorist organization Irgun attacked the headquarters of the British military command in Jerusalem.
The Zionists carried out the largest terrorist attack on the British on July 22, 1946, in Jerusalem. The crime was committed by the right-wing Jewish organization Irgun, which believed that Jews must fight with their weapons for their independence, both against the Arabs and against the British. Namely, at that time Palestine was under the British mandate.
Paradoxically, the British greatly helped the Jewish people to settle in Palestine, according to the Zionist plan. Then, however, in the opinion of more radical Jews, the time had come for the British to leave Palestine and for Israel to gain independence. Jewish terrorists attacked only the center of British rule in Palestine – a military command located at the famous King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
That day, the Jews placed about 350 kilograms of explosives in the basement of the hotel. The explosion caused the collapse of an entire corner of the hotel, at a height of seven floors. 91 people were killed, of whom only 13 were British soldiers.
At the time, the leader of the Irgun was Menachem Begin, the later prime minister of Israel and the founder of the right-wing Likud party, one of the strongest in Israeli history. Jewish intellectuals like Albert Einstein condemned Irgun and Begin, calling them terrorists and comparing their methods to fascist ones.