Latest update: July 6th, 2014
Arabs rioting in Jerusalem has spread from Shuafat, Beit Hanina and the Temple Mount into the Old City (near the Kotel), Abu Tor, Wadi Joz, and Issawiya.
In addition, Arabs rioted in Nazareth, the Wadi Ara region (northern Israel), Kalanswa, Tira, Baqa al-Gharbiya, Tul Karem, Kalkilya, Qalandia, Kfar Kassem and Taibe.
The rioters threw stones, burned tires, and just generally destroyed property.
In Jerusalem, the Arabs continued to try destroy the Jerusalem Light Rail, by cutting down the train’s electric poles and destroying the tracks. One-third of the train’s daily passengers are Arabs from Shuafat and Beit Hanina.
At the moment, Israeli police are concentrating on a policy of containment, limiting the Arab riots to their neighborhoods, and not letting it spill over to other neighborhoods.
Police have restricted themselves to using riot gear. Though in one case a policeman opened fire at a car that tried to run over some policemen. One of the car’s tires was hit, but the car escaped.
Police special forces were in Jerusalem on Friday, after guns and rifles were openly seen at the funeral for Mohammed Abu-Khder.
If nothing else, perhaps this puts an end to some of the delusions and illusions that Israel has about many of its Arab citizens.
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