Arab group threatens to 'free Acre'

'Shabab of Old Acre' releases video, promising to "fight to the death for common Palestinian blood."

October 29, 2008 21:34
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Arab group threatens to 'free Acre'

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A group of extreme Acre Arab residents have promised that the clashes between Jewish and Arabs that erupted on erev Yom Kippur are not finished. The group, which calls itself Shabab of Old Acre, planned to make sure of this, Channel 1 reported Wednesday evening. In a video released over the Internet by the group this week, its members promised to, "free Acre and the occupied territories." Shabab supports and praises the violent Arab struggle in the mixed city, said the report. The video shows footage of masked Arab youngsters rioting in Jewish neighborhoods on Yom Kippur with subtitles reading: "I sacrifice myself for an Arab-controlled Acre." The video is dedicated to Muslims around the world and in the Gaza Strip, said the report. "We are a strong nation and will fight to the death to free our occupied land. Our blood in Acre is Palestinian blood," further subtitles read. The video included pictures of President Shimon Peres and Kadima leader and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni with a caption reading: "Racism and betrayal." The group promised to continue the violent struggle in Acre in the future. The Acre Municipality responded to the report by saying it "hoped that the Israel Police would deal with the inciters before they implement their plans."

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