Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jerusalem Jews Stone and Beat Arabs

Also read: Palestine's Kristallknacht

"Witness: Haredi youths beat Arab taxi drivers in Jerusalem
by Haaretz Service

Ultra-Orthodox youths rioted in Jerusalem overnight, throwing stones at passing cars and beating Arab taxi drivers, Israel Radio quoted an eyewitness as saying on Wednesday.

According to Israel Radio, the youths beat the taxi drivers after stopping them to find out whether they were Arab. They also set a number of dumpsters alight. The incidents occurred in the Haredi neighborhood of Meah She'arim.

The group was later dispersed by police, who have not yet made any arrests in connection with the rioting. On Sunday, Jerusalem police arrested three young Israeli Jews after scuffles broke out with Arabs when a garbage truck driven by an Arab was stoned on Bar-Ilan Street. The driver was treated for minor injuries.

A total of seven Arabs were injured in clashes with Jews in Jerusalem on Sunday. In one pre-dawn incident, six Arabs were injured in a brawl with a group of Jewish youths. The violence came in the wake of Jewish-Arab clashes in the northern city of Acre over the Yom Kippur holiday.


Also see: The Hatred of Acre