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September 29, 2016 / 26 Elul, 5776

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Al Aqsa Worshipers Confused By July 4 Fireworks Not Aimed At People

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

{Originally posted to the PreOccupied Territory website}

Jerusalem, July 4 – Palestinians attending the prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque today voiced bewilderment at traditional US Independence Day festivities featuring fireworks, noting that none of the American fireworks displays they had seen involved pointing the pyrotechnic devices at other humans.

Numerous worshipers at the contested holy site hesitated before commenting on the American July 4 fireworks tradition, confused by the evident lack of intent to harm others in the celebration. “You mean they do it just for the noise and the light?” wondered Batl Rahqet, 19, of nearby Abu Dis. “They must be reading the instructions wrong. Fireworks are supposed to be pointed at occupiers and colonialists. Isn’t that what the Americans used to fight off the British?”

“We must not be getting the whole picture here,” insisted Dahlia Emayti, 18, who dedicates much of her time outside the mosque to screaming and hurling objects at visiting Jews. “I suppose it might be nice to have a celebratory display using the stuff, kind of out of curiosity for the different forms, but isn’t that kind of quaint? I’m sure the footage we’re seeing is just when they go off by accident or something. The standard use of fireworks is as a weapon.”

When informed that the typical use of fireworks in July 4 celebrations involves significant precautions to prevent others from coming to harm, Al Aqsa attendees reacted with disdain. “That’s just not what they’re for,” declared Ali Hummr, 20, with evident disgust. “It’s like saying a house of worship is supposed to be a place of serenity and communion with the Creator – we all know the primary purpose of such a place is to stockpile rocks and weapons to use against Jews too mindful of so-called ‘ethics’ to violate that space. There is just so much those Americans don’t know about the world.”

Hummr and Rahqet went into the mosque itself to inspect the packaging and instructions for the devices, and emerged several minutes later. “I admit I’m stunned,” said Raquet. “It actually says the opposite of what I thought – the safety warnings specifically tell you not to point it where it might hit somebody. It makes no exceptions even if the somebody is an Israeli policeman reacting to rock-throwing.”

“This can only mean one thing,” concluded Hummr. “The instructions and safety warnings were altered by the Zionists to trick us into thinking these aren’t weapons.”

“The next thing they’ll tell us,” added Emayti, “is that Plymouth Rock isn’t for throwing at those filthy-footed Jews.”

 

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Arabs from Azariya Arrested with Fireworks, Bullets, and for Damaging Water Infrastructure

Monday, July 4th, 2016

On Sunday night, police stopped a suspicious looking Arab vehicle for inspection near the Maaleh Adumim junction heading towards Azariya, next to Jerualem.

In the vehicle they found 4 crates of fireworks and 200 9mm bullets.

During Arab riots in Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount, fireworks are launched at police and at Jewish-owned buildings.

The three passengers, residents of Azariya, were arrested.

Fireworks and Bullets

On Friday morning, police received a call about a suspicious-acting Arab man on the side of the road between Maale Adumim and Keidar.

As the police approached, the man ran, and a foot chase began until they caught him.

Where the man had been standing, the police found welding tools, drills and other equipment.

The man had already damaged the water infrastructure by the time police got there, and he was attempting to damage an electric tower when they arrived.

The man was arrested. He is also from Azariya.

Electric tower near Maaleh Adumim

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Explosion Near Tel Aviv Kindergarten Injured Child

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

A 14-year-old boy was injured by fireworks or an explosive device that he was carrying. The explosion happened near a kindergarten in Tel Aviv, according to police.

He was rushed to the hospital, and according to Ichilov hospital, the boy is in moderate condition with injuries to his chest.

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Israeli Embassy in India: No Israeli Casualties in Massive Puttingal Temple Explosion

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

According to the Israeli Embassy in India, no Israelis are known to have been present in a massive fire than killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 350 others at the Puttingal Temple in Kollam early Sunday.

Israeli embassy staff are combing through the list of more than 100 Israelis in the city to make sure none were present at the time of the explosion and none were among the casualties.

Former Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, was present in the area for a working meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to India, Alon Ushpiz. The Israeli diplomats were located only eight kilometers (five miles) away at the time of the blast.

The two officials were informed by security personnel of the tragedy a few minutes after the blast. Misezhnikov told the Hebrew-language Ynet news site, “The attack demonstrates that terrorism crosses all borders.”

At the time of the explosion, there were 10,000 to 15,000 at a temple next to the grounds where a fireworks display was held allegedly despite denial of permission from the temple.

A separate stockpile of fireworks stored in preparation for the upcoming New Year festival of Vishu this Thursday, was ignited by a spark.

India Navy and Air Force deployed six helicopters and a Dornier aircraft to assist with evacuation of the wounded at the site.

Prime Minister Narendra Mondi headed to Kerala state, location of the temple, with a team of 15 specialists to help treat the injured. Union health Minister JP Nadda is also heading to the site of the tragedy.

“Fire at temple in Kollam is heart-rending and shocking beyond words. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and prayers with the injured,” PM Modi said in his tweets.

He asked the Kerala state government to “suspend protocol” for his visit as he heads to the site of the tragedy. The request allows Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other ministers to forego a special reception ceremony upon his arrival at the airport.

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Police Arrest Jew in Response to Arab Violence [video]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Once again, the Israeli police have proven themselves not up to the task.

On Tuesday night, Arabs began shooting fireworks around the Beit Orot neighborhood in Jerusalem, according to a Tazpit report.

In response, residents of the neighborhood set up loudspeakers and began using it to yell back at the Arabs shooting at them.

The police finally arrived, entered the Beit Orot neighborhood and confiscated the loudspeaker system.

One Jewish man in his 20’s was also arrested.

No Arabs were arrested.

A Honeinu lawyer is on his way to assist the arrested man.

 

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Update: IDF Officer Lost Fingers in Shooting Attack

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

On November 17th, JewishPress.com reported on an IDF officer who lost part of his finger in a fireworks attack, during an Arab riot in A-Ram, which is just north-east of Jerusalem.

The IDF now reports that following an investigation of the incident, they discovered that the officer was in fact shot at 3 or 4 times with live bullets, and he lost part of his finger as a result of being hit by one of the bullets and not by fireworks as they originally thought.

 

 

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IDF Officer Loses Finger in Arab Fireworks Attack

Monday, November 17th, 2014

An IDF officer (22) was transported to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital on Monday after partially losing a finger (or two) in an Arab terrorist’s fireworks attack just after 5 PM.

In the same attack, Arabs rioters threw stones and firebombs at IDF forces near A-Ram’s “Taxi Square”, which is near Ramallah.

IDF forces responded with anti-riot weapons.

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