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International Open "Shuhada St" Day - 'RAGE' in Hebron

By David Wilder
2/25/2011, 12:00 AM

Today (Friday Feb 25) marked "International Open Shuhada Street Day" and called on Arabs, Anarchists, and Israeli leftists "to RAGE."

"Shuhada Street, translated as 'the street of the martyrs, whose real name is King David Street, runs through the Jewish neighborhoods in Hebron. Shops on the street were closed by the IDF during the Oslo War (aka 2nd intifada) due to terror attacks, shootings, stabbings and a terrorist homicide attack on the road. The closings were appealed to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the IDF.

A small portion of this road is the only area in Hebron closed off to Arabs, who have access to 98% of the city, where as Jews have access to only about 3% of Hebron.

International anti-Semitic - anti-Israel movements, initiating in South Africa, incite Hebron Arabs against the Hebron Jewish Community and declared today to be an international day of rage, with the aim of opening the street fully to Arabs. Their intent, of course, is to force the Jewish community out of the city, (as one of the Israeli protestors told me - see photo below).

Israeli security forces prevented the demonstrators from reaching the Jewish neighborhoods, but demonstrations took place adjacent to them. Stun grenades and tear gas were used to disperse them. However there are reports of massive rock-throwing on the roads leading into Kiryat Arba and Hebron. Several cars were attacked by Arab mobs on the streets. No injuries have been reported.