PHOTOS: Jerusalem Protest Following Eviction From Netiv HaAvot

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(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)

Following the eviction of the families from the Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Yishuv Elazar earlier Tuesday morning, a protest was held in Jerusalem during the afternoon hours. Delays were reported in the Sakharov area all the way to Yirmiyahu Street.

Several dozen youths arrived at the entrance to the city and began burning tires. Police were quick to response to prevent a disruption in the flow of traffic. At least three policepersons were injured at the time of this report.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/ Photo Credit: Media Resource Group)




5 COMMENTS

  1. Shame on these protestors for acting that way. Their cause is correct, but inconveniencing others in this way is not the way to protest.

    an Israeli Yid

  2. “At least three policepersons were injured at the time of this report.” So were the perpetrators arrested? Why do “demonstrators” get off with no consequences? Burning tires is no joke either. Besides the disruption, it can also cause medical problems for people with asthma or COPD. Hurting police is OK with the rabbonim? I don’t think so.

  3. OK, now let’s see how long it takes for all the sensitive souls to post their indignant comments condemning the violent protest, tire burning, and blocking traffic. Who knows how many people were inconvenienced on their way home from work, not getting to doctor appointments, and how many ambulances couldn’t get through, etc. And most important — the “Chilul Hashem” of it all!! Three cheers for consistency! Unless sometimes violent protests are considered acceptable; just depends on what is being protested.

  4. to seekingemes and american_yerushalmi – just because YWN takes time to approve comments doesn’t mean they’ve not been made. I have no hesitation in condemning the methods of the protestors, even though I strongly agree with their aims.

    I also point out that the leadership of these “youths” were not “gedolim” who should know better but still told them to go out on the street and disrupt ordinary life. A bit of a difference from the hoodlums of the Peleg.

    an Israeli Yid