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March 5, 2015 / 14 Adar , 5775
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Arabs Riot in Northern, Eastern Jerusalem

It's not yet clear who kidnapped and killed the Arab teen -- or why.
Arabs burn tires in Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Arabs burn tires in Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Photo Credit: Hadas Parush / Flash 90

An undercover police officer narrowly escaped death Wednesday as an Arab mob tried to lynch him in the Shuafat refugee camp in northern Jerusalem.


The officer was discovered in the heat of Arab riots following the murder of an Arab teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir,  overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday. Abu Khdeir’s charred body was found in the Jerusalem forest at about 5:00 a.m., about an hour after police received a call from his parents reporting him missing. The boy, a 17 year old resident of Shuafat, was allegedly kidnapped from nearby Beit Hanina.

The discovery sparked riots by Arabs in northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods such as Shuafat and Beit Hanina, who claimed the murderers were Jews avenging the murders of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel.

Israeli leaders, including Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) and Yesha Council spokesman Dani Dayan, condemned the murder immediately.  “I vigorously condemn barbaric murder of boy in #Jerusalem. I am confident security forces will bring perpetrators to justice,” Tweeted Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

Large Scale Riots

Throughout Wednesday morning, residents clashed with police and security forces in Arab-majority neighborhoods around the city.  Light Rail service in the area was suspended as rioters hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at police. At least one person injured in the melee and taken to the hospital.

In the Old City Arab worshipers stoned security forces on the Temple Mount and threw rocks over the wall at the Western Wall plaza below. In response to the violence police closed the Mount to Jewish visitors, while leaving it open to the Muslims responsible for the violence.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed that no arrests have been made as a result of the clashes, but added that police would likely detain participants in the riots “soon. “It is likely there will be (arrests), following review of CCTV footage of the incident,” Rosenfeld told The Jewish Press. 

Rosenfeld added that the Temple Mount area has since quieted down, although riots are continuing in the Beit Hanina neighborhood.

Police are continuing their investigation of the circumstances that led to the murder of the young Arab teen, who sources requesting anonymity said may have been killed in a blood feud between two rival clans.

About the Author: 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.


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15 Responses to “Arabs Riot in Northern, Eastern Jerusalem”

  1. He was probably killed to make it look like Israel did it

  2. Lisa Kamins says:

    there is a clan war going on, and the police are not sure yet, but they think it might be a clan war killing, as a few days before he was abducted and murdered, the other clan tried to abduct his 7 year old brother, but they did not succeed.

  3. Do they even need a reason to riot any more?

  4. Patrick Obi says:

    Go, kill Hamas leader, kill also the PA president and Israel will be held responsible. Idiots.

  5. A hamas set up for sure. Israel was getting some sympathy from the world. They had to put a stop to that so they came up with this BS.

  6. How do you know who did it, Sherlock Holmes?

  7. They are allowed to riot, Israel is not…sounds like the left versus the right in America….

  8. KILL ALL TERRORIST HAMAS MUSLIM JIHAD +ALL THE TERRORISTS IN ISRAEL,,,
    AND YOU EVIL SEEDS NEED.TO GO BACK TO HELL,,,

  9. WHAT THE HELL ARABS DOING IN ISRAEL???
    KILL THEM TO…EVIL PIGS

  10. Feraco Ed says:

    Mussies always trying to appear as victims.

  11. Feraco Ed says:

    Spray them all with lard and pig’s blood!

  12. Israelis grieve, pray prayers, sing songs, hug each other and cry. Palestinians riot, set fires, throw stones, beat people up. If a few Israelis resort murder after decades of provocation, it is an aberration, not everyday behavior.

  13. …and how do we know this wasn’t an honor killing of some kind? Are the valiant Israeli Arab teens who spoke out against the kidnappings okay?

  14. Amazing modern day blood label. History repeats

  15. Mohan Rao says:

    Deport all Arab from Israel.

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