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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.

Police officers confront Palestinian rioters in th

isawiya riots 311. (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 Ramallah.

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