Tony Greenstein | 05 September 2014 | Post Views:

Like the Palestinians, Israeli Security Forces Do Nothing  about Attackers

Orthodox Jews protesting the desecration of graves by a highway construction
project near Haifa were attacked and brutally beaten by private security guards
hired by the Ministry of Transportation.

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group, known for being outspokenly critical of the State of Israel and its very
existence were peacefully demonstrating at the time. This attack follows a long
history of violence against the Orthodox Jewish community.

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with fundamental Jewish beliefs, some of these protesters often take part in
demonstrations, side by side with Palestinians, against the State of Israel and
its inhuman policies toward the Palestinian people. The apparent strategy of
using organized violence through private security personnel against these
peaceful protesters is only one of many tactics used by the State of Israel to
intimidate and discourage further protests. The police were nowhere to be found
at the time or even hours after the melee. Several Rabbis and children were
attacked with electric stun gun devices and knives, requiring some to be
Among the
injured were Rabbi Leibl Deutsch and Rabbi Yisroel Rothchild, both of Jerusalem
who were stabbed in the lower back and leg respectively. The Jewish cemetery at
the heart of the incident dates back to the Second Temple era, over 2000 years
ago.Some of the caves that comprise the cemetery have been destroyed as a
result of the ongoing highway work and there are heightened fears of further
desecration as the highway project continues unabated.

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