1799: French Pillage Palestinians

At the Napoleon’s Egypt blog, Gen. Berthier describes how the French, having failed to take the fortress at Acre, destroy the city’s aqueduct in revenge and then pillage and loot the Palestinian countryside.

Word arrives to Gen. Bonaparte from Cairo that during his absence, popular uprisings have broken out in Sharqiyyah and Buhayra Provinces. (The rising at Damanhur in Buhayra was led by a messianic figure, or Mahdi).

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