Jerusalem Arab Woman Indicted for Incitement

A Jerusalem Arab woman was indicted Monday on charges of inciting to violence, and assaulting a police officer.

Tags: Shuafat
Chana Ya'ar ,

Riot in Shuafat, Jerusalem
Riot in Shuafat, Jerusalem
Israel news photo: Flash 90

An Arab woman in a northern Jerusalem suburb has been indicted for incitement and assault.

Abir Abu Radir, 42, was indicted in the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of incitement to violence and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Abu Radir was charged in connection with her participation in two demonstrations that took place in January 2009 and June 2010.

According to the Jerusalem Prosecutor's Office, the suspect called out during the demonstrations, “Beloved Nasrallah will bomb Tel Aviv!” In addition, it is alleged that she kicked police officers and resisted arrest.

The Arab woman's remarks were a reference to Hizbullah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah, who led hundreds of barrages of Katyusha rocket attacks on northern Israel in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Nasrallah has repeatedly threatened to bomb Tel Aviv “the next time.”

Abu Radir is a resident of Shuafat, one side of which is an Arab village and the other side of which has been developed into a Jewish neighborhood as Jerusalem has grown and encompassed the area. 

This is not the first anti-Israel incident involving a Shuafat Arab resident. In the past, a terrorist cell was uncovered in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood, and there have been other incidents as well.

Most recently, an Arab woman from the neighborhood was arrested Sunday morning when a long knife was found in her bag during a routine check at the entrance to the Population and Immigration Authority office in Jerusalem.