Daily Israel Report

Police Close Down Fatah Club in Jerusalem Neighborhood

Police on Monday evening broke up an Arab riot in the Ma'ale Hazeitim neighborhood of Jerusalem. Four Arab rioters were arrested.
By David Lev
First Publish: 11/11/2013, 10:06 PM

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Police on Monday evening broke up an Arab riot in the Ma'ale Hazeitim neighborhood of Jerusalem, called by Arabs Ras al-Amud. Four Arab rioters were arrested.

The riot broke out after police attempted to close down a social club operated by the Fatah terror group. Institutions and offices operated by the Palestinian Authority or PA terror groups – of which Fatah is one – are not allowed to operate in Jerusalem, and police close down offices operated by Fatah and Hamas on a regular basis.

Police were alerted to the gathering a large group at the site, which turned out to be a memorial service for Yasser Arafat. As police entered the premises, Arabs began to riot, but police used anti-riot tactics to quell the riot.

Last week, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) raided and shut down two offices in Jerusalem that served terror movement Hamas.

The offices of “Al-Quds Development” and “Amara al-Aqsa,” which are part of the Islamic Movement, were closed down after the Shin Bet received information that the offices carried out activity that supports and assists Hamas's operations in Jerusalem.