Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Orthodox riot in Jerusalem


Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men rioted Tuesday night in Jerusalem's Shabbat Square, stoning police and injuring four officers.
One officer was taken to Shaare Zedek hospital in the capital, and four people were arrested, including three teens. Several civilians were hurt promptly treated at the scene...

Police believe the riot was in protest of plans to build the trans-Israel highway over ancient Jewish graves.
Following Tuesday's Simchat Torah holiday, hundreds of people gathered in Shabbat square, in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, and began throwing rocks and burning garbage dumpsters...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 11:40 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who passed through kikar shabbos that night and spoke with some youths, what happened there was a concert earlier in the night and afterwards hundreds of youths were standing around socializing and according to waht they explained to me and I saw one example they attacked any arap driver who happened to enter the area.
They approached a taxi and asked the time to hear his accent and if he was arab they threw rocks at the car.

7:00 PM  

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