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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The head of an organization that aids terror victims found himself and his wife
in a terrifying lynch situation on Wednesday afternoon on the Mount of Olives,
Almagor Terror Victims Association director Meir Indor told The Jerusalem Post
He and his wife, Batsheva, were leaving the Mount of Olives
cemetery after Hoshana Raba prayers when they encountered a traffic jam about
500 meters from the exit, on the main street of the Arab neighborhood next to
“We were caught in a traffic jam in all directions – in
front and behind, on the right and left side,” Batsheva Indor explained. “We
couldn’t move. They were all Arab taxi drivers.
When they saw we were
Jewish, they started to throw huge blocks on us one after the
Indor said that he could see about 10 Arab youths organizing to
throw rocks at their car, but because they were in the traffic jam, they
couldn’t move to get away. Indor was injured when a rock hit him above the eye,
causing him to bleed profusely.
“I saw them organizing and I didn’t know
what to do,” Indor said. “I just kept driving and kept praying, but there were
How were there no police in a place that’s so central, where
people are going to the cemetery for funerals and for prayers?” He said at one
point they were throwing rocks that were so big, they needed two youths to carry
the rocks. The windshield of their vehicle was broken. The Indors only escaped
the mob situation when a truck blocking them on one side moved a little bit
forward, allowing them just enough room to maneuver out of the traffic jam and
drive directly to the hospital.
“I want people to know what this was like
for me, not just two or three lines from a police update,” he said.
not just rock throwing, this was a lynch situation.”
Through his work
with Almagor, Indor has rescued people from lynch situations twice, but
his first time in a lynch situation himself. He plans to protest in
front of the
prime minister’s house on Saturday night with his family, demanding to
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is going to do about the security
“We’re not going to give up on security in Jerusalem,” he