How Italy bombed Tel Aviv in World War II

26.09.2012                      10.Tischrei. 5773                       Jom Kippur

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How Italy bombed Tel Aviv in World War II

The Italians’ initial bombing runs from their Mediterranean bases were directed at Haifa in July, killing several people. Throughout August and early September, there were frequent air raid warnings in Haifa and Tel Aviv.

The Italian planes swooped in low. The neighborhoods of Tel Aviv were in their sights, totally unprotected. It was five in the afternoon on September 9, 1940, when, unchallenged, this squadron of death flew over the city. Just three minutes later, after dropping 62 bombs, the pilots turned back to the sea, leaving 137 people dead and 350 wounded. World War II had struck at the heart of the Yishuv….