Arab residents of Jerusalem receive treatment at Hadassah
Concrete roadblock
The convoy to Mt Scopus
Ambulance hit in the attack on convoy
Graffiti on hospital's walls

Jerusalem: Sirens howl through the streets

In the second installment of the series describing the early history of the Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, we bring the hospital's story during the British Mandate and the War of Independence, including the attack on the supply convoy in which 79 Jews were murdered

A rare collection of photographs from the beginning of the 20th century was recently discovered. Last time we brought the story of the hospital's foundation. In this installment, photos depict the story of Hadassah and its employees during the British Mandate and the War of Independence. Some additional photos that were found have no chronological data on them.


In publishing these photographs, we're hoping that you can help provide information about them. The goal is to include them in the Haifa University database collection.


 Jordanian Legion's officer brought his wife to receive medical care at Hadassah


 Ambulance (license number M782) with the text: Magen David Adom in the Land of Israel


 British Mandate's Jewish policemen. In the background: Hadassah

Hospital Mt Scopus


 The last days of the British Mandate. Concrete roadblocks in Jerusalem.

Anyone recognizes the building?


 On April 1948, a convoy carrying supplies, medical equipments and

 medical teams travels to Mt Scopus


 On April 13 1948 the convoy leaves to Jerusalem. When it passed in

East Jerusalem the vehicles were attacked and 79 passengers were murdered


 1948, Hadassah clinic in Jerusalem following a bombing. Do you

recognize the building?


Following the War of Independence, the Jewish structures on Mt Scopus were

within Jordanian territory. Several dozens of Jewish policemen guarded and

maintained the buildings. Some were apparently artistically inclined as following

the Six Day War, graffiti was found on several of the walls. Anyone knows who the artist was?


 Playground by Mt Zion, September 1928


 What are they playing?


 Playground in Mekor Baruch neighborhood, 1939


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