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November 26, 2015 / 14 Kislev, 5776
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5 Arab MKs Travel to Jordan to Meet with King Abdullah II

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Five Arab Knesset members from the Arab Joint List are traveling to Jordan today (Sunday Sept. 20) to meet with King Abdullah II, according to a report on Israel Radio.

MK Ahmed Tibi told the interviewer on the government-run radio network that he and his fellow lawmakers will discuss “the change in the status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Arabs have continued organized disturbances at the site for more than a week, forcing Israel Police to personally escort every single Jewish visitor to the site in order to ensure their physical protection. As a result, a number of police officers were injured in the line of duty.

It is likely the meeting between the Hashemite king and the Israeli Arab lawmakers will focus on the escalating Arab violence and the tensions at the site, which is under the legal custodianship of Jordan, and has been since the signing of the peace treaty with Israel in 1994.

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated repeatedly this week, publicly and in discussions with world leaders, that his government has no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United States have all weighed in on the importance of bringing the violence under control at the site, although most of the parties appear to be blaming the Israeli government for the attacks on Jewish visitors by Palestinian Arab rioters.

The five Mks are expected to travel to the Turkish capital for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their meeting with King Abdullah II in Amman.

4 Border Guard Police Hurt in Jerusalem Terror Attack

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Four Israeli Border Guard Police officers were wounded late Friday afternoon in a riot that started in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. The site is near Armon Hanatziv, where a Jewish man was murdered in a road terror rock attack earlier this week.

Two of the soldiers were shot and two others were targeted by firebombs hurled by the rioting Arabs. One of the four sustained a hand injury; two others were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics for burns. A fourth soldier was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in serious condition.

A number of the rioting Arabs were also wounded in the melee as security personnel worked to disperse the mob. In addition to the rocks, bottles, firebombs and firecrackers being hurled, the rioters also burned tires and trash bins in the street.

Clashes were reported at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem earlier in the afternoon after the Friday call to Islamic prayers.

The violence comes in response to the call by Gaza’s Hamas terrorist organization for a “day of rage” in solidarity with Jerusalem Arabs who have been attacking Jewish civilians and security personnel all week.

Late Thursday night, IDF soldiers fired back at Palestinian Arab terrorists who were firebombing Israeli drivers traveling on the road between the Samaria Jewish communities of Itamar and Elon Moreh.

“Forces from the IDF’s Rotem battalion, who were performing an ambush in the vicinity, responded with accurate fire against the firebomb thrower,” said the IDF Spokesperson. “One of the terrorists was hit by the fire, and an additional terrorist was arrested following a pursuit.”

Jewish Teen Attacked, Arabs Riot in Jerusalem

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Arab violence against Jews continues in Israel with daily riots and attacks on Israelis.

A Jewish teen was attacked by an Arab teen as he walked through the Muslim quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem late Wednesday.

While Israel Police have not released details of the incident, spokesperson Luba Samri said that although the Jewish teen was badly shaken, he did not require medical treatment.

The attacker was arrested and taken into custody.

Dozens of Arabs in local “hot spots” around the capital continued to riot on Wednesday as well.

Police riot police were called to quell disturbances in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya Wednesday morning.

Dozens of Arab teens launched exploding fireworks and hurled rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard Police officers who were stationed in the area.

The riot unit used stun grenades to disband the mob. No arrests were made and no injuries were reported, according to Samri.

By Wednesday afternoon, a mob of masked Arab teens began rioting in the Silwan (Shiloah) neighborhood, nestled just below the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. The rioters again hurled rocks and firebombs at police who were stationed in the area. Riot police called to disperse the mob used stun grenades to break up the disturbance.

No arrests were made in either riot but police are searching for the organizers. None of the officers were injured in either incident.

Clashes also broke out between Jews and Arabs at a solidarity protest and counter protest over a Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoner who is on a hunger strike.

Mohammed Alla’an, a member of the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, is on day 60 of his hunger strike. He is hospitalized at Barzilai Medical Center.

Demonstrators were protesting the possibility that the terrorist might be force-fed, although the hospital released a statement Monday saying that doctors see that procedure as “a drastic step that is not in line with medical ethics. Therefore it must be done with the consent of the patient or reserved only for situations where health has declined to where drastic treatment is needed to save a life.”

Israeli Arab protesters outside the hospital were waving Palestinian Authority flags which police said were not approved as part of the demonstration. PA flag-waving in pre-1967 Israel can also be seen as a provocation.

They were confronted with a counter demonstration by local Jews who yelled anti-Islamic slogans such as, “Muhammad is a pig.” Some also carried signs that police said constituted incitement as well.

IDF to Question Soldiers Caught on Film Hitting Arab Provocateur [video]

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The Palestinian Authority is gloating over footage of soldiers apparently beating an innocent man, but soldiers said that the video does not show a prior scene of the man trying to snatch on their rifles.

The IDF said it the apparent behavior of the soldiers, seen kicking him while he was pinned to the ground, does not “match expectations” of the military.

The incident took place neat Beit El and Ramallah, as it does every Friday. Dozens of people, including children, hurl rocks at soldiers and often cause injuries. Soldiers said that the man shown in the film is a constant thorn in their side and always incites others.

It is not easy being an Israeli soldier in Judea and Samaria. Troops are forbidden to shoot bullets at rock thrower. They are constantly filmed by Arab media who are waiting for a chance to show the soldiers as thugs.

This time they succeeded. Even if the video left out the attempted rifle-snatching and assault of a soldier, the “disproportionate” response darkens Israel’s image that is never going to be positive in the eyes of the media and political leaders.

Below is the video as filmed and edited by Arab media.

State Department Issues Naqba Day Alerts

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The United States Consulate General Jerusalem sent out an email today alerting US citizens of possible danger zones in Israel, due to expected Arab rioting for “Naqba Day”.

The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to the possibility of demonstrations within Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza associated with “Nakba Day” on May 15 or on the days preceding that date. ‎In the past, large demonstrations have taken place in connection with Nakba Day, some of which have become violent. Additionally, the upcoming religious holiday of the Isra & Miraj (May 16) and Jerusalem Day (May 17) may also see traffic congestion and road closures throughout Jerusalem.

• May 15 “Nakba Day”: There may be a significantly higher level of Israeli National Police patrolling around Jerusalem, especially following afternoon prayers. In the past, demonstrations or clashes have occurred in multiple areas such as the Qalandiya Checkpoint, Damascus Gate, Bethlehem, and Ramallah City Center, as well as other checkpoints and refugee camps. • May 16 “the Isra & Miraj”: Large gatherings are expected at the Temple Mount/Harem al-Sharif.

• May 17 “Jerusalem Day”: Parades are likely through downtown Jerusalem and around the Old City with some street closures.

We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, monitor the media, and avoid demonstrations and other crowds as events can turn violent without warning. We further advise you to follow police instructions and avoid areas of heavy police presence.

98 Cops Hurt in Baltimore, Violence Spreads to US Cities

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The last evening service at Agudath Israel in Baltimore will start on time at 9:30 pm again Thursday evening, in deference to the curfew that city hall and police hope will keep the peace.

There were concerns about renewed violence late Thursday afternoon after CNN quoted a report by WJLA claiming that Freddie Gray’s neck was broken when his head hit the back of a police van in which he was riding after arrest. The information allegedly came from the Medical Examiner’s report that was leaked to the station.

Up to that point, city officials had been hoping for another march by protesters and what civil activists had been calling another night of “peace.”

At least 98 police officers were hurt in the past week, 43 of them seriously, in violence over the mystery of Gray’s injuries while in custody and his subsequent death. On Thursday, 106 people were released from custody after being arrested during violent rioting.

Malik Shabazz, the former head of the new Black Panther Party is involved in organizing the protests in Baltimore, Fox News reported Thursday. Since Tuesday police have been enforcing a 10 pm curfew that lasts until 5 am in the city. The National Guard — 2,000 troops — and 1,000 supplemental police officers from neighboring counties are providing additional support as well.

But across the United States the protests and civil unrest are spreading – again – as unidentified professional agitators add fuel to the fire, possibly with the encouragement of the “National Action Network” headed by Rev. Al Sharpton.

On Monday, Sharpton appeared in Baltimore and issued a statement that was later posted on his organization’s website. In the statement, Sharpton vowed to schedule a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, “to bring the case of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Eric Harris to the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Ms. Lynch, in her new role that we all supported, must look and intervene in these cases,” Sharpton contended. “Justice delayed is justice denied.”


Sharpton insisted that the Freddie Gray case “is not just a Baltimore problem” and said, “It is from Staten Island to Ferguson to North Charleston to Charleston, to here – and we’ve been involved in all of them.”

Speaking at a luncheon in Baltimore, he broadened the focus, adding, “There must be a national response to a national issue.”

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also appeared at that event, but unlike Sharpton, she promised those in attendance there would be justice. “If we can’t get justice in a town with a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a black state prosecutor, where in America do you think you are going to find it?” she asked.

One wonders about the effect of statements such as those by prominent civil rights leaders like Al Sharpton in spreading the violence to other cities.

In Ferguson, Missouri, violence was again reignited Wednesday night and store owners found themselves clearing up the wreckage of their businesses on Thursday morning. Businessman Sonny Dayan told CNN it was the fourth time the windows to his place had been smashed and his store looted since November 24, 2004.

In New York City, police prepared ahead of time and greeted protesters with flyers as they gathered at Union Square Wednesday evening. The papers provided the protesters with information about the laws, telling them exactly what was permissible and what was not, and what the consequences would be for violating the law. More than 100 would-be rioters were subsequently arrested in the Big Apple as thousands tried to pour into the streets and block traffic, but mostly failed.

Hundreds of Arabs Riot at Kiryat Arba-Hebron

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs are rioting at this hour between Kiryat Arba and Hebron following the death of PA Minister Ziad Abu Ein in clashes with the IDF in Samaria.

Rioters are hurling rocks and firebombs at soldiers and burning tires on the road between the two communities.

No injuries have been reported as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

Video footage of Wednesday’s protest show segments of the standoff between Abu Ein, who led a protest march towards the Jewish community of Adei Ad, and soldiers.

The Palestinian Authority claims soldiers beat Ein, but the only physical contact that can be seen is a soldier shoving him.

The IDF is on high alert for riots throughout Judea and Samaria on Thursday, when Abu Ein is to buried near Ramallah.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hundreds-of-arabs-riot-at-kiryat-arba-hebron/2014/12/11/

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