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Jerusalem Protesters Give Mayor Barkat a Taste of the Muezzin Noise They Suffer Through [video]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

by Ilana Messika
Residents of the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev emulated a muezzin call early Thursday morning in front of the Beit Hakerem residence of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to protest the ongoing disturbance from Muslim calls to prayer emanating from the Shuafat, Beit Hanina and A-Ram neighborhoods.

“There is a ‘noise regulation’ law in Israel restricting the amount, duration, source and timing of noise [in the public sphere] and the Muezzin calls are an infringement on that legislation,” rights activist and Jerusalem City Council member Aryeh King told TPS.

“Over the last year, the muezzins have ramped up the volume to insane levels, not only for [prayer calls] but also for weddings and other celebrations,” he said.

King said that in 2015, the Jerusalem City Council budgeted half a million shekels to enforce those regulations and to find technological solutions to resolve the issue. However, in October 2015, Mayor Barkat decided to reallocate this money for other pressing matters.

“I tried to convince him [Barkat] not cut the budget, and he promised to redistribute the funds on that issue during 2016. But a year has gone by and nothing has been done, which is why we decided to protest,” King said.

The activists came at 6 am to perform the muezzin call and claimed that they actually showed consideration to Barkat and the neighbors by not doing so at the actual time that they are routinely woken up.

“This morning we had to shatter the tranquility of Beit Hakerem in Jerusalem as part of our struggle with the muezzin noise [with] loudspeakers in order to emulate the sounds of mosques disturbing thousands of families in the various neighborhoods of Jerusalem,” said Yossi Davidoff, one of the organizers.

Police removed the protesters after a few minutes.

King said that the Arab community suffers from this issue no less than their Jewish neighbors.

“I brought Arab residents to testify at the Knesset and they have said the same thing: ‘You live 500 meters away from the loudspeakers, but we live only five meters away,’” he related.

“There are three parties who have jurisdiction to deal with this issue on their own – Ze’ev Elkin’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and, Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan,” King said.

Erdan recently gave a countrywide order for the police to enforce the noise regulation law.

On Wednesday, Nir Barkat charged Jerusalem Municipality General Director Amnon Merhav with the task of formulating a plan together with the police to effectively regulate and supervise compliance with the law as well.

“Anybody who has not been woken by the muezzin in the morning or in the evening will never understand how annoying it is,” King said. “This will not be our last protest in front of the Mayor’s house.”

Andrew Friedman contributed to this article.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

1 Wounded in Evening Terror Attack on Jerusalem Bus

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The “fading” terror wave in Israel does not appear to be fading quite so fast – at least, not yet. Arab terrorists are still trying to kill Jewish men, women and children on the roads of the country when and however they can, albeit perhaps more quietly.

At least one person was physically injured, and other passengers traumatized Sunday evening in a terror attack on an Israeli bus in northern Jerusalem.

The bus came under a hail of rocks as it was traveling on Uzi Narkis Street in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

The neighborhood is just minutes away from another Jewish Jerusalem neighborhood, Neve Ya’akov, but is also right next door to the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, a hotbed of terror.

Magen David Adom paramedics were called to the scene to treat the wounded man. The bus was taken out of service in order for the damage to be assessed, catalogued as evidence and eventually to be repaired.

Security forces searched for the perpetrators, and intelligence agents will, as usual, carry out their mission to track down who was responsible for trying to ruin the lives of Israelis and their families who were just trying to get from one place to another on a quiet Sunday night.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

An Arab man has been arrested after he threw a bag containing Molotov cocktails over the fence,and into the community of Kochav Yaacov, in the Binyamin region, on Sunday afternoon.

As the bomb squad approached the bag, the man tried to run and was caught by the IDF.

In separate incidents, one person was injured from stone throwing in Pisgat Ze’ev.

Arabs threw firebombs at one of the entrances to Beit El, causing a brush fire,

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1 Injured in Arab Terror Rock Attack in Northern Jerusalem

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

One person was injured Wednesday night in an Arab stoning attack in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

Terrorists were hurling rocks at motorists as they traveled along Uzi Narkiss Street, which follows Highway 60 in the northern part of the capital near the Arab neighborhood of Shufat.

The extent of the damage to the vehicle is unknown.

Hana Levi Julian

Serious Chemical Spill on Main Road in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev Neighborhood

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

An industrial truck leaking dangerous chemicals was stopped Tuesday morning on the main road in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

The chemicals, used as a disinfectant in the poultry industry, were leaking on to Moshe Dayan Boulevard. The neighborhood is home to 50,000 residents, making Pisgat Ze’ev larger than some cities in Israel.

People living in the area were instructed to stay home and turn off air conditioners while Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services personnel contained and cleaned up the spill. Local Jerusalem Light Rail and Israel Railways train service in the area was temporarily suspended.

Some people reportedly suffered from burning eyes and vomiting as a result of the spill. it is not clear what caused the accident.

Hana Levi Julian

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded, 5 Bombs Still ‘Hot’ in Attack at Hizme Checkpoint

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

An IDF officer and a second soldier were wounded Tuesday night in a quadruple bomb attack at the Hizme checkpoint, while an hour later five more bombs were defused by IDF sappers.

The IED (improvised explosive device) were detonated by terrorists as the officer was searching a suspicious package planted on the road at the entrance to the checkpoint.

Two pipe bombs were discovered attached to a gas canister shortly after that initial bombing attack, according to local sources. The Adam junction was evacuated for the safety of everyone in the area.

Sappers then discovered five more additional bombs as well, including that which was tied up with the gas canister. The bomb squad carefully worked on dismantling all five bombs at the site.

The IDF officer, meanwhile, was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with serious face and upper body wounds, according to Magen David Adom medics on the scene. The victim sustained head and facial wounds but was fully conscious.

A second soldier was in stable condition after sustaining shrapnel wounds in the leg. He too was treated at the scene before he was evacuated for further treatment.

The Hizme checkpoint is located near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, not far from the Jewish community of Adam.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terror Attacks Aimed at IDF, Light Rail Train

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Arabs attacked a Light Rail train Thursday night in northern Jerusalem and hurled rocks at Israeli security personnel early Friday in Samaria.

Riots were reported early Friday as Palestinian Authority Arabs clashed with Israeli military forces in Al-Bireh, which is adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria, about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) north of Jerusalem.

The attackers threw stones at the IDF soldiers, according to local sources.

Elsewhere in related security news, Arab attackers threw stones Thursday night at a Light Rail train as it traveled through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

None of the passengers were physically injured in the attack, but at least one of the cars was damaged and was taken out of service.

On Tuesday, two Arab children stabbed a 25-year-old guard aboard a Jerusalem Light Rail train in a terror attack.

The guard was slightly wounded but shot the 11-year-old who had stabbed him, while passengers restrained the other young terrorist until police arrived.

“I wanted to kill Jews to avenge my cousin Muhammad who was murdered at Damascus Gate,” one of the two young terrorists later confessed to police. He explained that he wanted to avenge the death of his cousin, who was shot and killed last month after stabbing two police officers in Jerusalem.

The two youngsters, 14-year-old Muawiyyeh Alkam and 11-year-old Ali Alkam are both residents of Shuafat. They were seen on CCTV security footage from their attack carefully observing their target on the train in nearby Pisgat Ze’ev and waiting until the guard was distracted to draw their knives and attack.

Alkam, age 11, is hospitalized in good condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Remand for his 14-year-old cousin has been extended for another week by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, pending presentation of evidence by police for arraignment and indictment.

Hana Levi Julian

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