Residents of Jerusalem’s predominately Arab Beit Haninah neighborhood have to get accustomed to their new Jewish neighbors. The Jews moved into Nof Shmuel on Thursday, 4 Iyar, marking a new reality in that area of the capital, one which was condemned by the European Union last week.
As a welcoming and a showing of a desire to live side-by-side in peace, the Arabs pelted the home with rocks as well as damaging a Jewish vehicle heading to the home in the heart of the predominately Arab community. A group of Jews decided to set the rules in place from the get go, retaliating for the attacks. Baruch Hashem there was no reports of injuries.
The Arabs who were attacked returned with reinforcements, but backed off when they saw this group of Jews means business, determined to remain and undeterred by their violent welcoming. One Arab did however throw a sizable stone at the home, and when an Arab vehicle passed the new home that sizable stone was politely returned via a vehicle window.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)