This Day in Jewish History Cairo Bomb Blast Kills 22 Jews

The explosion was part of a wave of attacks that prompted Jewish emigration from Egypt.

On June 20, 1948, a bomb detonated in the Karaite Quarter of Cairo killed 22 Jews and wounded another 41. As part of a series of attacks on the city’s Jewish population, the event gave a significant push to an ongoing wave of emigration of Jews from Egypt.