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The Museum of the Jewish Resistance Prisoners in Acre is located in the citadel in northern part of the Old City. When the British Mandate ruled in the country, the citadel served as the main prison for Northern Israel. A large number of the prisoners were Jewish Resistance Fighters who were imprisoned because of their fighting for the protection of the Jewish settlements in the country and for their struggle against the British Mandate. Various resistance organizations such as HaHagana, Etzel and Lehi had hundreds of their members locked up here. The first prisoners in the time of the British Mandate included Ze'ev Jabotinsky who was the leader of the Jewish defense of Jerusalem, and nineteen others of the city's defenders in the 1920 riots. Jabotinsky's cells is open today for visitors to the museum. Visitors to the museum get to see prisoner's cells, the Jabotinsky Wing, solitary confinement cells, the gallows where eight prisoners were hanged and the Memorial Floor. There is a also a short film describing the prison during the British Mandate and explaining its historical importance. Guided tours of the prison require advance coordination and take about ninety minutes.

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phone: 04-991-1375

Open Hours: Sun-Thu 8:30-16:30, Fri 8:30-13:30

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