Thousands of Palestinians furious over the killing of a local teenager swarmed the streets of East Jerusalem on Friday to demand a new intifada. The fierce clashes with police that followed the teen’s funeral stirred fears that a mass uprising could already be underway.
The protesters waved Palestinian flags and chanted, “Enough of the suffering, enough of the pain,” capping a week that has overflowed with both for Israelis as well as Palestinians.
The killings have brought Israeli-Palestinian relations to their most combustible level in nearly a decade, and Friday’s running street battles between rock-throwing demonstrators and stun-grenade-firing police revived dark memories of intifadas, or uprisings, from decades past. An exchange of rocket fire and missile strikes in the Gaza Strip on Friday only added to the sense of building tensions.
Protests continued throughout the evening and overnight Friday, spreading to other Arab areas in the north of Israel. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Saturday that 20 people had been arrested in the clashes in Jerusalem and 12 were detained in the north.
Shuafat has already paid a heavy price. By the end of the clashes, the main thoroughfare in the upscale Palestinian neighborhood was littered with rocks, bricks, garbage cans and pipes, along with smashed traffic lights. Three stations of the Jerusalem light-rail system, which runs through the neighborhood, were burned and marked with graffiti in Hebrew calling for “Death to Israel” and “Death to Jews.”
The day’s battle, which marked the third consecutive day of clashes for the neighborhood, began with protesters pouring out of mosques on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In several other Arab neighborhoods, residents clashed with police, although Rosenfeld said protests in Wadi Joz, Ras Al Amud and the Old City were quickly dispersed. There were no reports of unrest in Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank.
As clashes continued late into the evening, Israelis in the southern part of the country took cover in bomb shelters as Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Following a day of violent demonstrations in riot-racked Jerusalem on the heels of the funeral of an Arab teenager allegedly murdered by Jews, clashes between local Arabs and security forces flared up again on Friday night in the capital and in other parts of Israel with large Arab populations.
After a few hours’ respite, rioting again erupted in various East Jerusalem neighborhoods on Friday night, with police using tear gas to disperse the violent demonstrations.
Meanwhile, in the central Israeli towns of Taibe and Tira, Arab Israelis burned tires and clashed with security forces in protest of the death of the teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
Dozens of protesters were burning tires and hurling rocks at police while holding a demonstration at the entrance to Taibe, leading police to close off Route 444. Demonstrations were also being held in the Arab Israeli towns of Kalanswa and Baqa al-Gharbiya.
Earlier Friday, clashes broke out between Arab youths and police around the Temple Mount complex. Blasts from stun grenades were heard from the site of the turmoil, as dozens of demonstrators tried to breach a police barrier at an entrance to the compound.
Clashes also broke out in the Ras-al-Amoud neighborhood on the Mount of Olives.
In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinians reportedly hurled stones at IDF soldiers in three different locations. IDF troops responded both with live fire and rubber bullets, according to Haaretz. Eight Palestinians were reported injured during the clashes, including one who was shot with live ammunition, the IDF said.
Near the West Bank settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, some 40 Palestinians also hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at police forces, Channel 10 reported.
During riots overnight Friday-Saturday in the central Arab-Israeli town of Kalanswa, masked men attacked a number of cars belonging to Jewish Israelis, setting one on fire.On Friday night and into Saturday morning, Arab Israelis burned tires and clashed with security forces in Kalanswa, and other central and northern towns including Taibe, Tira and Baqa al-Gharbiya, in protest of the death of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 16. Police made 31 arrests and said more were expected.
In Kalanswa, after road 5614 was blocked in both directions due to burning tires, masked men began asking drivers their religion. Two of the drivers who answered back in Hebrew were dragged from their cars and beaten. One of the drivers managed to get back in his car and escape while the other escaped on foot. His car was set on fire.
A police officer in uniform was also attacked on the road. He escaped on foot and his vehicle sustained damage.
Police said Saturday that reinforcements were called up should additional rioting take place later in the day.
31 Arrested After Riots In Arab Israeli Towns
Thirty one people were arrested overnight Friday-Saturday following clashes between rioters in several central and northern Arab-Israeli cities protesting the death of an Arab teenager killed this week and police forces who used tear gas and other non-lethal means to disperse the demonstrations.
Police said Saturday that more arrests were expected and that reinforcements were called up should additional rioting take place later in the day, according to Army Radio.
Police officials said there would be increased presence across the city throughout Friday and Saturday, with an emphasis on East Jerusalem and areas prone to violence.Chanting “with our blood and our spirit we shall sacrifice for the martyr,” mourners carried the shrouded body of Abu Khdeir, 16, through Shuafat as flag-waving crowds thronged the narrow streets, before he was buried in a local cemetery.
Around 35 Palestinians and 13 police officers were lightly wounded during the day’s events, before the renewal of violence Friday night.
More Rockets Hit Israel Clouding Egyptian-Mediated Ceasefire Efforts
A rocket and a mortar round hit southern Israel from Gaza early Saturday after terrorists fired 20 projectiles on Friday.Both struck open ground in the Eshkol region. A soldier was lightly wounded in the mortar fire.
The persistent rocket fire came despite Egyptian efforts to broker a renewed truce between Israel and Hamas in and around Gaza following a flare-up of cross-border violence since the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers on June 12.
Former military intelligence chief, Amod Yadlin, now director of the Institute for National Security Studies, said Saturday that Hamas was weary of launching rockets at Beersheba or central Israel, which indicated that Israel has not lost its deterrent power.“There is no doubt that we are facing another round [of violence] with Hamas. We will take action when Hamas crosses the line and the next round will be significant, and will involve ground and air campaign,” he said.
Before the last of the rocket fire at around 2:00am Saturday morning, the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of air strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip. The army said it hit three Hamas targets, but did not give further details. Palestinian officials did not report any casualties in the strikes.
The seemingly limited Israeli response to the continuing rocket salvos appeared to indicate that Jerusalem was waiting to see whether Hamas would curb the rocket-fire as reports proliferated of an impending ceasefire agreement.
While the Israeli government appeared interested in de-escalation, not all of its members seemed to agree that restoring calm was the best course of action.
“The idea that ‘quiet will be answered with quiet’ is a serious mistake,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said on a visit to Sderot on Friday, adding that he believed Israel must now strike Hamas hard.
“It cannot be that after the kidnapping and murder of three teenagers and two consecutive weeks of rockets fall, the approach of Israel will be ‘quiet is answered with quiet,’” he said. “There can not be an agreement with Hamas. Ignoring the problem or being afraid to deal with it will lead us to a situation in which thousands of missiles are fired at us, not hundreds.
“We cannot to accept a situation in which Hamas controls the pace of events and dictates when it flares up the region, and all we do is respond,” he added.
Sirens had wailed in Israel’s southern city of Sderot, the Eshkol Region, Sdot Negev and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, warning of incoming rocket fire from Gaza, from early in the morning Friday.
The Globalist Created 'Humanitarian' Immigration Crisis: Why This Is Happening Now
The globalist plan to wreck our national sovereignty has been unfolding for awhile now…things are just speeding up in recent months.
Aaron Dykes lays out his research in the video below to illustrate what’s actually going on right now with the full globalist plan behind this “sudden” (read: planned) so-called “humanitarian crisis” emerging on the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s all part of instituting a new world order.
Behind the endless throngs of desperate Central American children arriving on the U.S. border and a steady wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico and beyond is a covert plan for global economic warfare — those building up the world of globalization are tearing down the sovereignty and financial strength of the United States and Europe to make way for the coming corporate new world order.
A generation of sending American jobs offshore under NAFTA, GATT and the WTO, dumping cheap corn on Mexico thereby destroying millions of farming jobs and unleashing disruptive retailers like Wal-mart upon the fragile economies of Latin America have created turmoil, uncertainty and rivers of human migration… and along with it bitter tension and discord over the dynamics of immigration, illegal immigration and the struggle for a lasting standard of living under the New World Order.
Staged Disaster Looms
You have to shake your head and almost laugh at this staged shutdown taking place and all the fear mongering going on. As we know, this is all done by the same sociopaths itching to pull off the next false flag to bump their program into the next gear. They apparently figure, why not prepare ahead of time for the new hyper-draconian measures they’ll mandate in the wake of some horrific new false flag event, or events?
Just look at this staged insanity. After all, anticipation magnifies the desired response, and how convenient to have the perpetrators already identified.
9/11 Redux – Reinforcing the Meme
The driving force and motives behind all of this are painfully clear.
1. People of the West are tired of war and they need a new incentive, much like PNACs outline for needed popular justification to massively militarize and invade the Middle East via a “new pearl harbor” event and hence 9/11. They need to “re-energize their base and get their minds off of domestic troubles.
2. The wake up is hitting critical mass. The truth about 9/11 and these concocted, engineered wars has been blown wide open on a massive scale and they want to put that fire out. Nothing better than creating a bigger one, or several events, to reinforce the story that the first one was no “hoax” as “certainly the government wouldn’t nuke one of its own cities”, or whatever demonic scheme or schemes they have in the cooker.
3. This in turn justifies the government going after those who’ve opposed this projected narrative – and with a measure of popular approval. “If this new attack is clearly in no way government perpetrated, then those conspiracy kooks deserve to be locked up as enemies..” sort of thing. Unfortunately, in times of chaos, confusion and fear, however induced, this is how humanity is often swayed.
Is anybody paying attention? Apparently seeing the big picture has become so ghastly that no one dares to look.
The disintegration of a once proud people is well under way, while at the same time there apparently is a need to militarily and technologically control those very same people being undermined to make sure nothing goes wrong. Sound like a fascist takeover of a force they fear? Perhaps an intelligent, informed and awakening populace is what they fear the most.
And it is. America is in the process of an engineered meltdown, and in a hurry. Too many forces are converging right now for this waiting for something catastrophic to last much longer. That’s not to breed fear, but awareness…and preparation.
Most astute researchers and awake observers see this current month of July as a very dangerous one. Economically, geopolitically and domestically. While the US stock market soars to ward off any public distrust in the current system and keep the mainstream intoxicated, manipulators behind the scenes are poised to pull the plug at any time.
Just listen to how many times IMF/Rothschild spokesperson Christine Lagarde mentions the word “reset” in this recent talk. A very clever way of letting others know the whole game is about to be changed, with a centralized global power at the helm. (Skip the intro, but notice how vague this woman is, never mind over the charts abject arrogant, as she is in every speech, being the globalist propaganda mouthpiece that she is. But pushing “reset” is clearly her mission. Watch for “rebalancing” as a buzzword as well.)
Yellen Prepares For The Biggest Stock Crash Ever
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