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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Jewish drivers attacked in 'Israeli Arab' town

The 'Israeli Arabs' apparently believe in apartheid. In Qalanswe, an 'Israeli Arab' town in central Israel, motorists were stopped by masked rioters and asked if they were Jews or Arabs. The two who answered that they were Jews were forced from their cars and beaten. One Jew managed to get back into his car and drive off, but the other fled on foot and his car was torched (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).

Hostility that had simmered since Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel were abducted on June 12, triggering army sweeps of the West Bank, boiled over this week upon the discovery of their bodies and the Palestinian's slaying after they were laid to rest.

Towards midnight Friday, the riots spread to Arab communities in the Triangle area, including Qalansawe, Taibe, Tira and Baqa al-Gharbiyye.

Sharon District police spokesman said that "since the night hours, officers from the Kedma station, assisted by additional forces, have been attempting to maintain public order in the Triangle area." The spokesman commended the "local leadership that tried to prevent the riots and maintain normal routine."

"During the riots," the spokesman added, "riot control methods were used when officers felt their lives were in danger. Three protestors were arrested overnight on suspicion of throwing stones, and additional arrests are expected. Due to the incidents, Tira's Saturday market will not be held today."

Dozens of protestors also demonstrated near Route 444 at the entrance to Taibe, burning cars and throwing stones at police officers. Dignitaries of Taibe called for peace and for an end to the protests.

Residents of Taibe also protested against the arrest of three city residents on Friday night. During the riots, five people were lightly wounded from tear gas and stun grenades used by police forces to disperse the crowd.

In Baqa al-Gharbiyye, masked protestors burned tires on the main road. City dignitaries arrived at the scene and dispersed the rioters.

 Coexistence isn't looking very good these days, is it?

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