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Herod's Gate, also known as Flower's Gate, n the Old City of Jerusalem, where Arabs attacked two Jewish homes.

A mob of Arabs attacked two Jewish homes in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem Tuesday night, wounding a security guard in his eye and causing property damage.

One home, known as the “Flowers House” because of its location near Herod’s Gate, also known as Flower’s Gate, was attacked from two directions with at least two Molotov cocktails and firecrackers.

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The wounded guard suffered from shrapnel in his eye and was evacuated to the Shaarei Tzedek hospital. The fire ignited by the projectiles caused property damage but other security guards at the scene were able to extinguish it.

A resident of the Flowers House told Tazpit News Agency that when security forces arrived and began searching for the attackers, Arabs began attacking the nearby “Emet House” with rocks.

Police were at the scene but did not carry out any arrests.

“This is not the first time we have been attacked like this,” said the resident, who asked to remain anonymous. “This was clearly a coordinated attack, involving two attacking groups and scouts. We do not live with a true sense of security here, but I understand that I serve as an emissary, and like on the frontier, if I am not here no Jews will be, and therefore I am not only here for myself.”

She expressed satisfaction with the security guard’s decisive response last night, but criticized the police. “Even when they arrest armed suspects they release them for what they claim is a lack of evidence.”

A police spokesperson confirmed that the attack occurred and that the guards fired warning shots in the air. He added that police are searching for the attackers.

Palestinian Authority media did not report the attacks but the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency did inform tis readers that Israeli police “demolished a room” in the nearby Silwan Valley.

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

9 COMMENTS

  1. This attack should make Israeli law which gives those Arabs full citizenship when and if they pledge loyalty to Israel.
    Any Arab who refuses to do so., should be expelled.
    They can go and live with Abbas, who has stated that no Jew or Israeli would be allowed to live in a PA state.
    So he should take those who are not loyal to Israel, with open arms.
    There are many Arabs who are loyal to israel, and they should be supported.
    Those Arabs living in Israel, have the highest standard of living, of any Arab country. They have full freedom of religion, and do not fear being arrested or killed as is happening in every Arab state.

  2. Moshe Dayan's real legacy. Running to the Waqf when they were ready to run to him and hand over the keys just to assure them that they remained in charge. But why be surprised — after all, if it was up to Dayan the IDF would never have entered and liberated the Old City. And let's not forget Levi Ehskol's inability or refusal to countermand Dayan.

  3. we NEED LEADERSHIP—from both sides.killing one anlother will solve nothing—only cause sadness and fleeting moments of satisfaction. WHERE ARE THE YOUNG LEADERS who have been educated abroad and who are for peaceful solutions. BOTH SIDES—-must have such people—are they talking with one another or are ARAB THUGS controlling them,too?

  4. KESSHET MILLMAN
    We have the one eyed genral, Dayan to thank for this.
    He, on his own bat, told the WAKF that they can control the Temple Mount.
    Had he told the WAKF that Israel will control the Moun t, there would have been no problems with Jews ever praying on the Mount.

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