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Calling the bombing of the King David Hotel a terrorist attack is disingenuous. Terrorist attacks are--by definitition--attacks on civilian targets. The King David Hotel was the headquarters of the British Forces in the Mandate and was therefore a military target. Furthermore, the Irgun telephoned the King David Hotel 25 minutes prior to the explosion so as to warn all personel to evacuate the facility. The goal of the attack was to destroy a military facility, not to destory lives. That the British ignored the warning is the real terror of the event.