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

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David Wilder
David Wilder was born in New Jersey in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1976. He has been in Israel for over forty years. For over twenty years David Wilder worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron as English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He has written hundreds of articles, appearing on Arutz Sheva, the Jerusalem Post and other publications. David is presently the Exec. Director of Eretz.Org. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and meets with diverse groups, lecturing and answering questions. He occasionally travels abroad, speaking at various functions. He published, in English and Hebrew, Breaking the Lies, a booklet dealing with numerous issues concerning Hebron and Judea and Samaria. Additionally, David has published a number of ebooks of photographs and articles, available on Amazon or via David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 38...

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.