Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Arabs riot in east Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

Riots that erupted at Temple Mount spread to Old City neighborhood of Isawiya, where locals throw firebombs, set trees on fire. 'It sounded like war,' Jewish resident of nearby neighborhood says

Efrat Weiss

Five Israel Police and Border Guard officers were lightly injured Sunday night from stones thrown at them by Arabs in the village of Isawiya in northern Jerusalem. During the riots dozens of Arabs hurled firebombs at security forces and set fire to tires at the entrance to the village.

Residents of Isawiya also set a number of trees on fire, but the blaze was extinguished by firefighters who were dispatched to the scene.

"It sounded like war," a Jewish resident of a nearby neighborhood said.

Also on Yom Kippur, Arabs threw two Molotov cocktails towards Jewish homes in east Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood, causing no injuries or damage.

The violence in Isawiya came on the heels of Sunday morning's clashes between police and Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount compound in the Old City, which reportedly erupted when a group of tourists entered the compound accompanied by a police force. Eleven Arabs were detained.

Later on in the day stones were thrown at security forces in the Old City's Sa'adia neighborhood. Three Border Guard officers sustained light injuries. Stun grenades were used to contain the riot.

Comment:On the highest of Jewish days of worship Arabs demonstrate their true personality, their true feelings and their authentic desire for co-existence by attacking Israelis attempting no more than to observe their day.I hear no outrage from the UN, nor do I hear from the Hague any violation of Jewish rights and all of the "concerned" peace groups are mute. Here is the truth about those the international community is trying to dictate us to negotiate. We will not allow this behavior to influence our rights for peace in our land.

1 comment:

justjames said...

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