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Jerusalem Intifada Reaches French Hill

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Sunday night (Sept. 7) saw another round of intifada violence in Jerusalem as screaming hordes of Arabs went on rampages in various parts of the city — one gang destroying a gas station, others hurling rocks and ambushing motorists traveling around the capital.

Dozens of Arab rioters torched a “Menta” gasoline station in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill late in the evening. Miraculously, no one was physically injured in the melee, which completely destroyed the station in the quiet neighborhood. “I was lucky to get out of there alive,” the counter man told an interviewer on Army Radio. “Thank God no one else was in the store at the time.”

smashed items at Menta stop in French Hill

Some 40 screaming, rioting Arabs yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great) hurled rocks and smashed everything in sight. The little convenience store at the gas station was also badly damaged.

According to a report on Voice of Israel public radio, no arrests were made.

Jerusalem activist Aryeh King asked in a post on the Twitter social media website, “Where were the police?”

Masked terrorists also hurled rocks – again – at the Jerusalem Light Rail as it passed through the nearby neighborhood of Shuafat. No one was physically injured, although passengers were traumatized. Miraculously, none of the cars were damaged this time.

The CityPass company managing the line has been threatening to cut off service to the northern neighborhoods in the capital. Thus far the firm has kept the line going as a courtesy to the innocent commuters and students living in Beit Hanina, Pisgat Ze’ev, Neve Ya’akov and other neighborhoods. But the train is losing more passenger cars each day to the violence, and the line is rapidly becoming a losing enterprise as a result. More than a third of the Light Rail cars have been forced out of service, damaged by rioting Arabs.

Also on Sunday night, Israeli motorists and police found themselves dodging road terror attacks as Arabs hurled rocks along the roads in Issawiya and A-Tur. Both are suburbs of Jerusalem, along the northeastern outskirts. Two drivers were wounded in these attacks; both are in good condition. But just a few weeks ago, a Hebron Hills driver was left in critical condition from a similar attack. In September 2011, a Kiryat Arba father and his baby son were murdered in such an ambush.

Israeli media have linked Sunday’s violence to the death of an Arab teenager who died of wounds sustained a week earlier while rioting elsewhere in the capital. The teen was allegedly shot by Israeli police who were faced by a screaming mob of Arabs out for their blood, hurling rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails).

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat meanwhile has condemned the rioting and told reporters he was in contact with police officials. He called for a “heavy handed response” and pledged the assistance of city hall as necessary.

But regardless of this week’s pretext for the violence, the rising number of incidents and the escalating level of violence by Arabs in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel is just not okay.

It’s unacceptable behavior. Tragedy cannot be an excuse for mass rage. Twice so far the Arabs have used it as a pretext to trigger a nationwide intifada in this country.

Extremist, radical Islamists also used the same excuse to launch mass violence around the world, pretending it had something to do with their faith — which it doesn’t, and never did. It was simply a pretext to quench the extremist Islamist thirst for blood.

The Islamic State is doing the same thing right now.

Any hesitation on Israel’s part, any delay in an unequivocal, concrete response sends a message to local Arab thugs, their provocateurs, the Arab political leadership and the international community beyond that such violence can and will be tolerated in Israel.

This is truly dangerous to all Israeli citizens — here and abroad.

Police Investigating Attempted Jewish Lynch Victims

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Last we reported on the attempted lynching of 3 Jews, by an Arab mob near A-Tor. The Jews were afraid to shoot, as they didn’t want to risk getting arrested by the police for defending themselves.

The story has now gotten even more absurd.

Aryeh King reports on his Facebook page that police have now opened an investigation against the 3 Jews.

Why?

Because they left their car in the middle of the road and were blocking traffic!

Jewish Victims of Lynch Attempt: We Didn’t Shoot for Fear of Jail

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

“They just dismantled the entire vehicle, smashed all the windows, the mirrors, twisted the window frames – it was really was a miracle that we managed to escape,” one of the victims told Hakol Hayehudi.

Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives has recently suffered an increase in attacks on Arabs from A-Tor.

Two weeks ago, local Arabs pelted neighborhood homes with rocks and withdrew only after the guard fired a shot in the air. That was preceded by several Molotov cocktails which Arabs had thrown at the neighborhood homes, where in one case a caravan was set ablaze with a family inside.

Last week was surprisingly quiet, but on Tuesday it became clear that it was the calm before the storm, and on Tuesday night three neighborhood residents were attacked by an Arab mob, and they say it was a miracle escaped from the attack safely.

“We left the neighborhood around 7 PM,” Ro’y Elnekave, one of the attack victims, told Hakol Hayehudi. “At the Intersection of A-Tor they threw a block on our rear window and immediately called the police and stopped on the side of the road. At that point there wasn’t a crowd there yet, and we thought it was just one of the Arabs who threw a stone and the police would arrived in a few minutes.”

But they were wrong. The event was not just a routine stone throwing, and the police never came.

“After a quarter of an hour in which the police had not yet arrived, the Arabs began to gather, and in an instant they began to pelt us with blocks and rocks. Those were not tiles, not ordinary stones, those were large cinderblocks,” Elnekave, a veteran of many Arab assaults, emphasized. “We left the vehicle and the Arabs began to attack us with blows and fists.”

A number of Beit Orot Yeshiva students were called to the scene and managed to rescue three Jews, who were lightly injured from the stones and from the blows, and the whole group ran toward Beit Orot.

That’s when the Arab mob had its way with the car. “They just dismantled the entire vehicle. Smashed all the windows, mirrors, twisted the window frames, took the infant’s chair and climbed on the roof. It was really a miracle we managed to escape,” said Elnekave.

Elnekave added that one of the victims was carrying a firearm, but due to police conduct in a previous case – he was afraid to use it.

“One of the guys was armed, and shouted at them to stay away because we were armed, but we preferred to flee rather than shoot, because we were afraid of the police. In an event two weeks ago, a security guard fired a shot in the air and he’s facing all sorts of legal complications. My buddy knew that if he shoots, he’d lose five years of his life and go to jail. This is simply fear of the hostile police. We simply preferred to escape.”

It took the police about forty minutes from the time of the call for help. Patrol cars arrived and towed the badly damaged vehicle back to Beit Orot.

Correction: The location was A-Tor, not Abu Tor.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jewish-victims-of-lynch-attempt-we-didnt-shoot-for-fear-of-jail/2013/06/19/

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