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Semiramis in Ruins

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year: 
1948
BTD page #: 
325
BTD photo #: 
394
caption: 
Ruins of the Semiramis Hotel, located in the Palestinian residential quarter of Bak'a in West Jerusalem. On 5 January 1948 (the day after the incident recorded in 393) members of the Haganah blew up the hotel, killing twenty civilian guests including women and children (see 308).