Hostility exposed on Isawiya streets
ByJERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL
June 29, 2011 23:42
Where police are unwilling to enter, hostile pockets of potentially lethal danger are created for anyone who unintentionally wanders in.
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(photo credit:Ariel Jerozolimski)
Nir Nahshon was travelling from Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus to Ma’aleh
Adumim last Sunday when, in his words, he “met death face-to-face, and it stared
me in the eye.” The 28-year-old, misdirected by his GPS device, found himself in
Isawiya, an Arab neighborhood just outside Jerusalem’s French Hill, inside
sovereign Jerusalem city limits.A 11-year-old boy spotted him and
started shouting “Yahud, Yahud” (Jew, Jew). That sufficed to draw a
crowd. Some people began hurling cement blocks at Nahshon’s car. Molotov
cocktails followed. Then he was pulled from the vehicle, beaten and kicked.
Nahshon said later he feared his life was about to end in the same gruesome way
that it did on October 12, 2000, at the start of the second intifada terror war,
for two reservists – Yossi Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhitz – who had strayed into