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  Shvat 29, 5770 , 13/02/10

Arab Woman Pours Water on MK Ben-Ari in Jerusalem

In an apparent act of protest, an Arab woman in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem poured water on Member of Knesset Dr. Michael Ben-Ari (National Union). Preliminary reports say that Dr. Ben-Ari chased the woman who ran to her house. The police were called. Dr. Ben-Ari was spending Shabbat in the neighborhood which has been the site of recent controversy.

The mostly Arab populated neighborhood is called Sheik Jarrah in Arabic. But before 1948 was the site of a Jewish community and the location of the tomb of Shimon HaTzadik, or Simon the Just. Recent court cases have awarded relatives of the former Jewish residents access to the homes and Arab squatters have been evicted.

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