200 protest in Jaffa following cemetery vandalism

October 8, 2011 22:28


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On Saturday night, around 200 people took part in a protest in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa against a vandalism attacks on Muslim and Christian cemeteries in the area.

Head of the Ajami neighborhood committee in Jaffa Kamal Agbariya said Saturday night “this is a terrible and offensive action to desecrate a cemetery, but we say that the writing was on the wall. There were two cases in the past month where people wrote “death to Arabs” on walls in Jaffa and probably people saw that there was no response from the police so they did it again.”

Agbariya called on police to act against the vandalism and said that Jaffa residents would visit the police headquarters on Salameh street in South Tel Aviv on Sunday to demand that they take further actions to prevent such incidents from happening again.

Throughout the rally, protestors chanted against “settlers” and “fascists” and pointed an accusatory finger at the Netanyahu government, which they claimed is not taking enough actions against Jewish extremism.

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