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Two Border Guard security personnel were lightly wounded while trying to control a mob of some 600 Palestinian Authority Arabs rioting Friday afternoon near Rachel’s Tomb.

Three of the rioters were allegedly shot in the legs with rubber bullets, according to the Hebrew-language 0404.co.il website.

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The rioters burned tires and hurled firebombs and rocks at the Border Guards, who at first used standard crowd control methods but then allegedly opened fire when all else failed.

The scene at Rachel’s Tomb on Friday afternoon, when hundreds of Arabs rioted violently at the urging of Hamas terrorists in Gaza. August 8, 2014

Security personnel succeeded in dispersing most of the mob but about 100 of the hard-core rioters remained into the early evening hours.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza have urged Arabs in Israel to riot and attack Jews in as many ways as possible, to encourage a budding third intifada.

The tomb of the Jewish matriach, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, is located on the outskirts of Bethlehem, barely five minutes south of Jerusalem.

Due to Palestinian Arab violence, Israeli authorities were forced to build high, strong walls around the once-modest tomb, transforming it into a virtual fortress in order to protect the Jews who visit the site to pray.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

19 COMMENTS

  1. maybe there rioting because you Israeli’s are killing there children and elderly etc . murderers . you showed your hand to soon and now the world know,s that Zionist’s are guilty of genocide threw the ages and controlling and stealing the wealth of the world .the beginning of the end of Zionists’ has arrived . its never to late to turn things around and aim for peace .

  2. The world is finally waking up so I wouldn’t bet on anything , to soon to tell my evil Zionist friend , iv read the zionist comments and they are sickening and evil . I don’t hate , I just call them as I see them and a blind person can see the evil you and your banking friends have brought to the world threw the ages its historical fact , and all the name calling wont change those fact’s . get your together Israel and throw the evil Zionists out of office and live in peace with your brothers the Palestinians and the rest of the world . we are waiting to welcome you with open arms .

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