Israel Breaking News Video: Massive and Violent Arab Riots Near Jerusalem
12 Tribe Films, July 25, 2014
Click here to watch: Massive and Violent Arab Riots Near Jerusalem
Israeli security officials are bracing for a massive Arab “Day of Rage” today, the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and have restricted entry to the Temple Mount to men over the age of 50 and without an age limit on women. Hamas leaders in Israel and outside the country have called for the renewal of the intifada, and leaders of the rival Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, led the march and violent riots to the outskirts of Jerusalem late Thursday night. Rioters challenged police at the Kalandia checkpoint in northern Jerusalem and at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, south of the city, as seen in the video below. At least one Arab was killed, and 27 police officers were injured. Arab officials accused of the police of using live fire to break up the riots, but some of the protesters fired gunshots at police from within the crowd. Police arrested 39 rioters, of whom an estimated 200 were injured.
Abbas has failed several times in the past three years to convince Arabs to stage peaceful protests, and at least two “million-man” marches drew less than 1,000 supporters. The “Arab Spring” has not spread to the Arab street in Judea and Samaria for the simple reason, rejected by foreign and even local media, that they have more to lose than to gain with violent protests. The Palestinian Authority is unquestionably corrupt from top to bottom and has promised its followers the moon while delivering nothing because of its refusal to compromise and even recognizing Israel, whatever its borders, as a Jewish state. Organizers of Friday’s protest are using social media, including the Twitter hashtag #48kMarch. Hamas television has aired songs encouraging a renewal of the intifada, and Abbas has called on Arabs to donate blood at Arab hospitals while rejecting donations from Jews. A huge protestFriday would provide Hamas with a glimmer of hope for boosting its morale, which has been decimated not only by the IDF’s spectacular intelligence and combat maneuvers to foil terrorist attacks and destroy terror tunnel but also by day-by-day exposure of its policy of committing war crimes by using civilians as human shields to attack Israel.