PHOTOS: Right-wing protest demands ‘revenge,’ clashes in E. Jerusalem

 A day after an attack that took the life of a three-month-old Israeli girl, over 150 right-wing activists called for vengeance and the expulsion of Palestinians. Continued restrictions on worship lead to clashes in East Jerusalem.

Photos and text by Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org

Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)

Israeli police prevented Muslim worshipers under 40 from entering the Aqsa Mosque on Friday. Because of the restrictions, hundreds of Palestinians from East Jerusalem held their Friday prayers near makeshift police checkpoints at the edge of the adjacent Palestinian neighborhoods.

After prayers, police pushed worshipers into the adjacent East Jerusalem neighborhoods. Palestinian youth threw rocks at police forces at Ras al-Amud, which were answered by stun grenades.

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In Wadi Joz, undercover police dressed as Palestinian men arrested three young men after the prayers came to an end.

In the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, dozens of young men marched toward the local gas station, where a large group of Israeli police had been stationed since morning. The youth burned tires and threw rocks. The police then entered the neighborhood and shot large amounts of rubber bullets and tear gas.

In Silwan, the East Jerusalem neighborhood where the suspect in the terror attack lived, clashes have been taking place on a daily basis since the attack, and before that in response to new settlement homes in the neighborhood. Police were expected to hand over the body of Abdulrahman Shallodi late Saturday night for burial.

Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians perform Friday prayers in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem due to Israeli restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40, October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen push a Palestinian man at the end of the Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, October 24, 2014.Israeli police barred the entrance to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40. (Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen push a Palestinian man at the end of the Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, October 24, 2014.
Israeli police barred the entrance to the Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians under the age of 40. (Activestills.org)
Israeli police shoot tear gas during clashes with Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on October 24, 2014. Clashes have continued two days after a Palestinian man drove a car in to a crowd, killing a baby and injuring seven others in Jerusalem. (Activestills.org)
Israeli police shoot tear gas during clashes with Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on October 24, 2014. Clashes have continued two days after a Palestinian man drove a car in to a crowd, killing a baby and injuring seven others in Jerusalem. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian youth burning tires during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian youth burning tires during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on October 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)

A day after a terrorist attack at a Jerusalem light rail station that took the life of a three-month-old Israeli girl, over 150 right-wing activists gathered at the site of the attack to protest what they described as the government’s inaction in preventing attacks against Jews.

Police arrested 10 of the right-wing protesters, some of whom attempted to block the train tracks. Police declared the protest an “illegal gathering,” Thursday night.

The protesters, many of whom wore t-shirts identifying them with the far-right anti-miscegenation group Lehava, called on the government to avenge the death and expel Arabs from Jerusalem, including those who are not involved in violence against Israelis.

Right-wing Israeli activists, many of whom wore t-shirts identifying them with the far-right anti-miscegenation group Lehava, call for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israeli activists, many of whom wore t-shirts identifying them with the far-right anti-miscegenation group Lehava, call for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israeli activists, many of whom wore t-shirts identifying them with the far-right anti-miscegenation group Lehava, call for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israeli activists, many of whom wore t-shirts identifying them with the far-right anti-miscegenation group Lehava, call for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israeli activists attack a cameraman during a protest calling for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israeli activists attack a cameraman during a protest calling for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen arrest a right-wing activist during a protest calling for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen arrest a right-wing activist during a protest calling for revenge at the East Jerusalem scene of a deadly car attack in which a Palestinian man killed a baby and injured seven Israelis a day before, October 23, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

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