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Neturei Karta Meet Mufti to Stop Rock Throwing at Praying Jews

Even members of the anti-Zionist hareidi group have had enough of the Arab violence at the Mount of Olives.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/23/2011, 11:26 AM / Last Update: 3/23/2011, 11:46 AM

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A representative of the Neturei Karta hareidi group met with the Mufti of Jerusalem in recent days to discuss Arab violence on the Mount of Olives. The representative asked Sheikh Akram Sabri to instruct the Arab youth in Jerusalem not to throw rocks at members of Neturei Karta who come to pray at the Mount of Olives cemetery.

The Neturei Karta representative, whose name was not given in the report, also brought up the subject of the destruction of tombstones by Arab youths on the Mount of Olives, and asked that the practice cease. Members of Neturei Karta and other Jews "do not come to the cemetery in order to provoke," he said, just to carry out peaceful prayer.
 
The Neturei Karta, who oppose the State of Israel, reported on the meeting.
 
The report added the honorific "his excellency" to the mufti's name and noted that he received the Jewish representative "with kindness and great warmth," and that he "listened" to all of the stories about what the Arab youths do on the Mount of Olives. 
 
The mufti reportedly said that he would raise the matter with the imam of the neighborhood that adjoins the cemetery, and ask him to tell members of his community to cease this activity.