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November 11, 2014 12:08 pm

Riots Sweep Through Israeli Arab Towns After Terrorist Stabbings

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JNS.org – The terrorist stabbing attacks that took place in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Monday—killing 26-year-old Israeli woman Dahlia Lemkus and 20-year-old Israel Defense Forces Staff Sgt. Almog Shiloni—emboldened an already violent Arab sector.

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A senior source with Israel’s Northern District police department told Israel Hayom that police deployment in the area has been increased following concerns that the residents of some of the Galilee’s Arab towns might attempt to harm their Jewish neighbors.

Recent events have prompted the Israel Police to bolster deployment nationwide, as well as urge public vigilance. The Border Police have also increased their presence on the ground in several volatile locations.

The Arab town of Kafr Kanna was the scene of several riots on Monday. Dozens of masked men clashed with police forces, hurling stones and firing flares at the troops, and setting tires on fire. The Northern District Police Central Control Unit was called to the scene and eventually dispersed the riot, arresting dozens of people.

In Nazareth, some 100 demonstrators clashed with police in the city’s Maayan Square, and 20 people were detained for questioning. In a separate incident, a bus traveling through the city’s Paulus VI Road was stoned. None of the passengers were hurt, but the bus sustained some damage.

Also on Monday, unknown vandals scrawled graffiti reading “Death to Jews” alongside a swastika on one of the exterior walls of the Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent in Nazareth.

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  • The Arab-Palestinian Violence must be stopped at all costs, no holds barred

    Israel and the Jewish people must stand United against evil terror and violence. This is no time to be selfish and score political points on the dead bodies of Jewish souls.
    The situation today with terror attacks on a daily basis is no different than July 2014 when Hamas a recognized terrorist organization lobed thousands of missile against Israel’s population centers
    These are very difficult days, the escalating Arab violence and attack after attack carried out by Arab savage knife wielders and inhuman vehicular use as a weapon of terror, who are again putting to a test the spiritual strength and resolve of the Israeli people. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, should know that we will never lose our will to live as a free people in our homeland, NEVER AGAIN, because we have no other home in the world. Israel is the only Jewish country for over 4000 years, we must defend it no matter what, damn the torpedoes. Jews who are not willing to grasp a sword will not be able to hold onto life, we will not let a Holocaust decimate us. We will not give up and we will not capitulate or cower to terror, threats and intimidation, because this is our mission in life. Weakness is not leadership and endless fruitless concessions do not constitute a vision.
    While we preach and pursue peace and coexistence, the Arabs are pursuing terror, death and violence. The clearly state in no ambiguous terms that they want to kill the Jews and destroy Israel.
    The Israeli government must send a clear and determined message and act with all the force necessary to put the murderous violence to a halt. This is war, and we have no choice but to win at all costs, if we want to live and prosper. “Let us all as a unified nation go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” We have turned a desert into a flourishing country, we can and will defend our homeland.

    Chanukah, the holiday celebrating the Liberation of Jerusalem is less than a month away. Chanukah is a time of renewal. Significantly outnumbered, the Maccabee’s succeeded against great odds by combining strategy, devotion to God and a willingness to sacrifice themselves in their unified battle against both assimilation and religious persecution. They returned to rededicate the ransacked and desecrated temple in Jerusalem with renewed faith and hope for the future. Today is no different, The Jewish nation is fighting for its survival, let us follow in the footsteps of our ancestors.

    The increased Arab terrorism and violence in Greater Israel is promoting Arab-Palestinian population transfer.

    The Arab attacks on Jews and continued violence explicitly raising the option of population transfer by recommending that Israel “find an outlet for this [Arab-Palestinian] population east of the Jordan River and elsewhere. Also promoting the venue of relocating Arab-Palestinians in Israel to the Million homes of Jewish people who were expelled from Arab countries.

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