David Shambadal was an electrician who went to a cafe in Jaffa to fix the lights on April 19, 1936.
He was hacked to pieces by a group of Arabs upon arrival.
Right before he was murdered, Shambadal left a message for us, today.
A few hours before his death, Shambadal wrote a stirring poem. His poem was a response to Arabs setting forests on fire and uprooting trees.
From the Bnai Brith Messenger, August 14, 1936:
But April 1936 was only the beginning of Arabs using fire as a weapon against Jews.
Arab terrorists didn't just come up with the idea of setting fires. They've been doing it a long time. But the biggest spree of arson occurred in 1936.
From JTA, April 29, 1936:
From JTA, May 6, 1936:
Palcor news agency, May 29, 1936:
Palestine Post, May 31, 1936:
Palestine Post, July 1, 1936:
Now, who loves the land - and who wants to burn it?