A video uploaded to Facebook by Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Sunday shows a young Jewish man being abused and taunted by Arabs in Jerusalem's Old City. The man can be seen running frantically with his tefillin and tallit on. He is tripped by Arabs who taunt him and throw things at him. According to Glick, the video is from earlier Sunday and is a scene reminiscent of “Nazi Germany.” "These people are not worthy of being called human beings,” wrote Glick.
Arutz Sheva spoke on Wednesday to Yisrael Meir Nitay, the yeshiva student who was attacked by an Arab mob near the Temple Mount as he was returning from prayers on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
Jews Dancing In The Arab Shuk Credit Dovi Meyer
No Surrender: Prayers at Site of Yeshiva Student's Near-Lynch in Jerusalem
Some 150 Jews took part in a defiant prayer rally in the heart of the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday. The poignant event was organized in protest of ongoing Arab violence in the capital, and particularly the brutal beating of a Jewish yeshiva student during Rosh Hashanah.
That attack took place amid a rising spike in attacks on Jews in the Old City and Temple Mount over the holiday, as well as a lethal rock attack in the capital. The rally, featuring the selihot prayers said during the Days of Awe between the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, took place at the site where the yeshiva student was attacked.
Taking part in the prayer rally was Jerusalem Councilman Arieh King, who told Arutz Sheva that it is government apathy that has led to the assaults against Jews in the Old City.
"It's a disgrace that Jews feel insecure on the main street of the Old City," said King. "The blame is placed entirely on the leftist government of (Binyamin) Netanyahu joined with Jewish Home, who didn't know, and still don't know, how to take care of this important city."
"The Jewish Home is a partner to a government in which, in the middle of the day, a Jew can't go around securely on the main streets of the city. Therefore, I call on Jewish Home to quit the government until security is returned."
Outlining his own plan as to how to return the security to Jerusalem, King said the solution "is very simple. I want to see an officer on every corner of the street or alley. Like (Mayor Rudolph) Giuliani did in New York, that's what we have to do here."
Illustrating this point, on Tuesday night after Netanyahu promised increased deterrence against Arab terror King toured the "terror dens" of eastern Jerusalem and found a complete absence of police presence.
He concluded on Thursday by calling on Jews to arrive en masse to the Old City and eastern Jerusalem so as to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the 3,000-year-old capital of the Jewish people, stating, "if you will all be there, the police will come after you, and we will merit (the city)."
Muslims clashed with Israeli police at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Sunday hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, the latest violence over access to the site sacred to both faiths.
Clashes have broken out between Palestinians and Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound before the start of the Jewish new year, on September 14, 2015. Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Monday after Israeli security forces attacked Muslim worshipers inside occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to witnesses. “At least 170 Israeli special forces and police stormed the compound through Al-Magharabeh gate and started firing rubber bullets and stun grenades,” Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib.
Friday Sep 18 - Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank after the Islamist movement Hamas called for a "day of rage" over tensions at the Al-Aqsa mosque.