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March 15, 2013 10:34 am

Report: Arab Stone-Throwing Attacks Have Increased 50% Since Announcement of Obama Visit

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Israel’s Channel 10 reported Thursday that Arab stone-throwing attacks have increased 50% since it was announced that U.S. President Barack Obama would visit Israel, and Palestinian Authority controlled areas later this month.

More than 1,000 incidents have taken place since the beginning of the year the report said, and 150 incidents of Molotov cocktails being thrown have also been recorded. IDF officials said, however, they did not expect a third intifada to break out.

Following reports of possible rioting ahead of Obama’s visit, police and border guards were deployed in the Old City and east Jerusalem neighborhoods Friday afternoon.

Jerusalem Police were restricting entrance Friday for Muslim prayers on the Temple Mount, allowing only  men over the age of 50 with Israeli ID cards to enter in an attempt to prevent rioting after midday prayers. The same restrictions do not apply to women.

“Police will take a firm hand against any attempt to disrupt the order,” the Israel Police said in a statement.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    Most people would probably view it as counterintuitive to think that an impending visit by an American President – especially one sympathetic to the Arab cause would bring upon bad behavoir. But there are two things operating here which cures that missimpression. First, the Arabs know that they have no real cause and so they feel compelled to become violent to cast the impression that they do. Second, the Arabs are referred to as “Perhah” or wild by the Torah for a reason. The will act violent even if there is no reason to, or will seek to justify their violence later. The latter reason is why they employ smooth talking Arab double talkers like Saeb Erekat and the like.

    • jerry hersch

      Thanks- I was seeking a way to describe Haredi sputum.

  • susan prince

    criminals hide their faces. what a pathetic group of “people”.

  • jerry hersch

    The vehicle I was in once was dented by a stone-
    a Haredi stone…wonder where the other guys learned to do that