A video that surfaced on the Internet this week features footage of
Jewish residents of Sheikh Jarrah in northeast Jerusalem singing songs
praising 1994 Hebron massacre killer Baruch Goldstein during Purim
celebrations inside a house in the neighborhood’s Othman Bin Afan
The house, which had been the Gawi family’s until they were evicted in August, is now home to a number of Jewish families.
years of legal battles between the home’s tenants and its Jewish
owners, a Jerusalem court ruled in favor of the latter. Other such
evictions have been carried out in the neighborhood as well.
Tensions in Sheikh Jarrah remain high, as weekly protests against such
evictions continue and clashes between Arab residents and their
supporters and Jews flare up sporadically.
Goldstein, who was
born in Brooklyn and later lived in Kiryat Arba, was beaten to death
after he opened fire on Muslims praying inside a mosque at the Cave of
the Patriarchs in Hebron on Purim day in 1994, killing 29 people and