Definitions for "1947 Jerusalem riots"
The 1947 Jerusalem Riots occurred following the 1947 UN Partition Plan. The Arab Higher Committee declared a three-day strike and public protest to begin on December 2, 1947, in protest at the vote. Arabs marching to Zion Square on December 2 were stopped by the British, and the Arabs instead turned towards the commercial center of the City, burning many buildings and shops.