«Following the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, an Arab mob ransacked and burned much of the [Jerusalem «Mamilla»] district and stabbed some of its Jewish residents in the course of the 1947 Jerusalem riots, one of the events leading to the area’s decades-long stagnation…»

( Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamilla )

December 2nd, 1947.
Images from Harvard library:

Mamilla commercial center burned and looted by an Arab mob

Arab Riots. Arab crowd on Mamilla Street

Mamilla commercial center in Jerusalem, burned and looted by an Arab mob. Haganah efforts to fend off the attackers: