Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bethlehem: Muslim mob throws pipe bombs, fire bombs and rocks at soldiers guarding Jewish shrine

Jihad Watch

"Thou wilt surely find the most hostile of men to the believers are the Jews..." (Qur'an 5:82)
As a result of the Qur'an's demonization of the Jews, usually it's the other way around: the most hostile of men to the Jews are the Muslims.
"50 Arabs Attack Rachel's Tomb," by Gil Ronen for Israel National News, January 16 (thanks to Voice of the Copts):
About 50 Arabs mounted an assault on Rachel's Tomb, just outside Bethlehem, Wednesday evening. They threw pipe bombs, fire bombs and rocks at the security forces guarding the compound, injuring one soldier lightly. The soldier, who was hit by a rock, received medical treatment on the spot and did not require hospitalization.
The IDF Spokesman said that the Arabs threw nine pipe bombs and 18 fire bombs. One of the pipe bombs caused some damage to the security wall surrounding the complex.

The IDF Spokesman said that the soldiers are using riot dispersal gear against the attackers.
In past years, any large scale attack with explosives and fire bombs would in all probability have been repelled with live fire. However, the IDF is shackled by a Military Attorney's Office and State Attorney's Office that often prosecute soldiers for opening fire against attackers unless they can prove a clear and present danger to their lives.

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