Sunday, October 15, 2006

DesertPeace: "Last night Jews throughout Israel celebrated the end of the Holiday season. There was, as we say in Yiddish...Tantzen in der gassen... Dancing in the streets."

Except those surrounded by an angry Islamic fascist crowd!

Acco Yeshiva Under Arab Siege

By Nissan Ratzlav-Katz and Hillel Fendel Hundreds of rioting Arabs surrounded a yeshiva in Acco (Acre) Saturday night, preventing the students from leaving the building. An IDF soldier was detained for shooting in the air. Local police were called in to break the Arab siege on the Hesder yeshiva, located in the Wolfson neighborhood of Acco. Police officers took control of the volatile situation and the crowd began to disperse. There were no injuries reported, but one person was arrested for discharging a firearm.

Accounts from Acco indicate that the riot and subsequent siege was preceded by verbal and possibly physical attacks on several yeshiva students by local Arabs as the students were dancing Torah scrolls through the streets. The police verified that a yeshiva student, an active-duty IDF soldier, fired his weapon in the air when he believed he detected a threat to himself and the other students, who were dancing and singing in traditional post-Simchat Torah celebrations. The gunfire led an Arab mob to surround the yeshiva, with the shooter and several dozen students retreating inside.

Acco, on Israel's Mediterranean coast north of the city of Haifa, is an ethnically mixed city of Arabs and Jews. Tensions have been high in the city since the beginning of the holy Moslem month of Ramadan three weeks ago. The situation has been especially taut in the Wolfson neighborhood, where Moslems have been broadcasting via loudspeaker verses of the Koran every evening. The police originally confiscated the loudspeakers, until local Arab leaders intervened. A compromise was then reached wherein Moslem chants would be broadcast at less-than-maximum volume and for two minutes each evening, to announce the end of the daily Ramadan fast. Jews in the neighborhood accused the authorities of caving in to the Arab demands, in violation of city laws forbidding such announcements in a residential neighborhood.

The Acco Hesder yeshiva has over 100 students who, in addition to combining Torah studies and military service, take part in educational activities with Acco schools and old age homes, assist children with disabilities, volunteer with the Civil Guard, and other community-serving projects. Acco is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, mentioned in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back 3,500 years. In ancient times, all ships that arrived in the Land of Israel from abroad would dock at the port of Acco.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Eurosabra said...

Oh, dear, Iby..."Hesder". You know what that means? Palestinian bloggers explaining that it was a "military target" in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

11:54 AM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my my aren't you a racist

8:29 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

In what way? That the desire to protect the Jews is racist? Or refusing to bow down to Islamic fascism racist?

4:21 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all the Jews you say you are protecting on your blog Mr. Lies
Shouldn't they be on here at least dropping you a quick thank you note or something for all your hard work?

6:03 AM, November 18, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Why does the truth need thanks? It seems that antisemitic shitbirds like desertschmuck, Rizzo, Umakill, and you require affirmation of your sickness.

Poor you.

12:45 PM, November 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are blowing in the wind mr. lies and believe me, you are NOT the answer. Your words are falling on deaf ears. OK, so let's just say you are so altruistic that you are just a one-man campaign of truth, you don't care if anyone thanks you. Well, where are people to share your views with you? Where are people to argue your views with you? It seems to me the only one talking to you is me, your conscience who says "Knock knock, you've got an empty blog, people don't want to talk to you and maybe you might think of trying another approach, like hm, speaking with respect to yourself first and foremost." I guess you just enjoy being a jerk, what a shameful waste of a God given life. Mr. Lies, I am going to leave you alone for a few days just so you can sit back and think. Maybe mr. wannabe will pay you a visit or bagel with cream cheese or the atheist Jew (isn't that an oxymoron? Somewhere I think there's something in the Torah about denying your god's existance) or the eurosabertoothless person. Keep up the good work saving your people and promoting peace :(
I'm sure they would thank you if they only knew you even existed.

7:07 PM, November 18, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

I am merely exposing your lies.

5:08 AM, December 02, 2006  

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