Hareidim in Jerusalem’s Meah Shearim neighborhood are protesting against the jailing of 4 Yeshiva students who didn’t show up to the IDF draft center.Photo of the Day
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It has been revealed that terrorist Amedy Coulibaya, who murdered four people in a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday, may have planned to attack a Jewish school just one day earlier.
Maps with the locations of Jewish schools on them were found in his car.
On Thursday, Coulibaya shot and murdered a female police officer who was responding to a car accident. Investigators now suspect that he had been planning to attack a Jewish school located a short distance beyond the site of the crash.
The policewoman’s death had caused confusion, as it was not clear why Coulibaya would have traveled from his own neighborhood to the district of Mountrouge to shoot a random police officer.
“Everyone thinks he was on his way to the school,” an employee at a bakery near the site of the shooting told the British Guardian.
In 2012, a terrorist attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering four people. The victims were a father and his two young sons, and an 8-year-0ld girl.
In a video apparently recorded after the Thursday attack, Coulibaya states that he “went out a bit against the police so that it has more impact,” in order to synchronize his attack with the attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be in France on Sunday to attend a unity rally to protest terrorism. Many world leaders plan to attend the rally, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, King Abdullah II of Jordan and his Queen, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Jewish Press News Briefs
Jewish protesters wear masks bearing Yehudah Glicks’s face on it, during a protest on Thursday night.Photo of the Day
“We will not let extremists and fanatics ignite Jerusalem,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday night, as it appeared the capital might indeed go up in smoke.
Although the prime minister was referring to a march that began Thursday evening by right-wing protesters near the Old City with the intent to end its journey in prayer on the Temple Mount, his words undoubtedly also referred to the endless stream of rocks thrown and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and fireworks shot at police officers and civilians by raging Arabs across the nation’s capital.
Close to a hundred Arab rioters hurled rocks and shot fireworks at Border Patrol police officers Thursday night in the northern neighborhood of Shuafat.
Israeli police used riot control equipment in an attempt to defuse the violence.
As Arab violence continued there and in eastern sections of the city, right-wing protesters started their own demonstration close to the Old City.
The group began a march early Thursday evening at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The site hosted a conference last week after which the guest speaker, Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick, was shot.
The protesters marched from the Begin Center towards the entrance to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam. Since 1967 the Mount has been controlled by the Islamic Waqf Authority under the watchful eyes of the Jordanian government, with the agreement of the State of Israel.
There has been a massive increase in Arab violence stemming from the site over the past few months. Clerics often incite their followers to attack Israelis and Jews during their sermons at the Al Aqsa Mosque, located on the Temple Mount, each Friday.
Violence on the Temple Mount yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 5) prompted the second closure at the holy site in less than a week.
Recent attacks had finally led Israel’s government to close the site last weekend to everyone for the first time since 1967, enraging both Muslims and Jews alike.
The site was again closed to everyone on Wednesday after Muslims there attacked a Knesset member touring the area, having rioted and attacked visitors daily for weeks, usually from the moment the site opened in the morning hours. Also on Wednesday, a Hamas terrorist murdered a Border Patrol police captain and wounded 13 others in a horrific attack in two locations along the Light Rail line in a northern part of the city.
Despite the provocations and rising violence that prompted the closure however, the government of Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel for “consultations” to protest Israel’s actions, rather than those of the Arab attackers.
Thus the pressure cooker has now begun to spill over to the Jewish side of the city’s population, with right wing activists matching verbal provocations against their Arab counterparts.
“The mosque will burn and the Temple will be rebuilt,” protesters chanted Thursday night as they marched from the Begin Center towards the holy Temple Mount in the Old City. The marchers said they would hold a mass prayer near the Temple Mount for Glick’s speedy recovery.
Glick is being maintained in an artificially-induced medical coma at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center due to the gravity of his condition following the assassination attempt on his life by the Islamic Jihad terrorist.Hana Levi Julian
Israelis protest at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill train platform where an Arab terrorist ran over a group of commuters, killing a 3 month old baby.
They are carrying signs, “Death to Terrorists”.Photo of the Day
A demonstration for women’s rights taking place in the Iranian city of Isfahan is transforming into a protest against the regime, a source reported to Dr. Mordechai Kedar, lecturer and researcher at Bar Ilan University Wednesday night.
“Approximately ten thousand people are protesting the fact that people probably working for the regime are throwing acid in the faces of women and girls who do not dress according to the stringent rules of the fanatics,” Kedar wrote in a post on his Facebook page. “The demonstration is in area ‘Bridge 33.’
“The source emphasized that the demonstrators are calling to topple the Supreme Leader, [Ayatollah] Ali Khamenei.
“In other words, a demonstration about women’s rights has turned into a protest against the regime. The source did not mention the reaction of the government, but I assume that severe action will be taken,” Kedar wrote.
“Will the demonstration in Isfahan spread to other Iranian cities,” he questioned. “Time will tell.”
In 2009, Iran saw mass demonstrations across the country protesting what was largely believed to be a rigged re-election of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Foreign journalists were banned, phone networks were cut and internet connections were spotty at best as the government sought to control the growing unrest.
Basij militia and police officers wielded batons and fired tear gas canisters at protesters, but the measures did little to quell the demonstrations. The government followed up with arrests, layoffs, convictions and hangings. Eventually the protests stopped but instead moved underground and became a full-scale anti-government operation.Hana Levi Julian