Jerusalem“During the reign of Murad IV. (1623-1640), the Jews in Jerusalem were bitterly persecuted by an Arab, Muhammad Ibn Barouk, who had bought the governorship and arrested five Jewish leaders and fined them eleven thousand piastres.”

“Under Ibrahim I (1640-1649), while Jews were speculating on the advent of the Messiah, many of them were massacred.”

Source: De Haas, Jacob; History of Palestine – The Last Two Thousand Years.