Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

This monument marks The Acre Prison Break in, what was then, the British Mandate of Palestine

On April 19, 1947, four members of a Jewish underground group called “Irgun”,

who had been captured by the British, were hanged in Acre Prison.

Monument 1
The Acre Prison Break Monument – Detail

On May 4, 1947,  the Irgun broke through the walls of Acre Prison

& freed 28 members of their group & another group.

214 Arab prisoners also escaped.

Monument 2
The Acre Prison Break Monument

Five of those involved were captured.

Three were hanged, & two minors were given life sentences.

In response to the executions two British sergeants, who had been taken hostage, were killed.



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