Neturei Karta rabbi warns east J'lem Arabs of 'extremist' attacks

A fringe Orthodox Jewish group warned Arabs of east Jerusalem not to enter the predominantly Jewish western side of the disputed holy city during Purim for fear they would be attacked by "extremists." In the ad published on the front page of the London-based Al-Hayat, Rabbi Israel Hirsch of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group said he wanted to protect Arabs. "We are worried that our Palestinian brothers might be harmed," Hirsch wrote in the ad.