A Jewish Israeli
of American origin. Goldstein was a follower of the late Jewish Israeli political figure Meir Kahane
, whose Kach party was outlawed by the Israeli government. On February 25, 1994, Goldstein opened fire on Palestinian
Muslims during Friday prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque/Tomb of the Patriarchs. Located in the Old City of Hebron
in the southern West Bank
, this site is holy for both Muslims and Jews. In the incident known as the Goldstein Massacre, or the Hebron massacre, Goldstein killed 29 people before being subdued and killed by the worshipers themselves. See "1994: Jewish settler kills 30 at holy site
," BBC's On This Day.