Limor Simhony Philpott

What happened to ‘Never Again’?

An IDF soldier reacts and covers his face before removing the body of a civilian killed days earlier in an attack by Hamas militants (Credit: Getty images)

For Jews everywhere, there was an eery familiarity about the terrible violence unleashed on Israel during Saturday’s attack by Hamas. This was no simple act of terrorism. It was a pogrom.

Pogroms were violent attacks against Jews living in the Russian empire in the 19th and early 20th century. They, much like the atrocity this weekend, included homes being torched, the abuse and execution of civilians and the rape of women.

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