Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Danite, you are right that the persecutions of Jews in Spain started following the conversion of king Recaredo to Catholicism. After that, there were periods when the Jews were protected by the kings and others when they were persecuted. It was the same for Jews living in occupied territory. In this territory there were frequent uprisals against the rulers, sometimes joint of Christians, Jews and Muladies (descendants from converts to islam, who even so always considered the Muslim occupiers). When the Christian armies were near, many of them escaped north, to reconquered territory. The Jews had an important part in the repopulation of some areas, mainlyu in the area of the Duero river.