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Jaffa synagogue firebombed as payback; Arab MK calls for imprisonment of Lieberman on incitement charges
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Tensions high after Arab cemeteries vandalized: Molotov cocktail hurled at synagogue, no casualties reported; anti-racism rally held in Jaffa, MK Zahalka calls for imprisonment of Foreign Minister Lieberman on incitement charges

Hassan Shaalan Latest Update: 10.08.11

A Molotov cocktail was hurled at a Jaffa synagogue Saturday evening, as tensions were rising in the central Israel town aftertwo Arab cemeteries were vandalized over the weekend. The firebomb hit the roof of the synagogue and did not cause significant damage. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police officials arrived at the site and launched an investigation into the attack. Meanwhile, some 150 Jewish and Arab Jaffa residents held an anti-racism rally Saturday night, where speakers issued harsh charges against Israel's government and top leaders. Speaking at the event, Knesset Member Jamal Zahalka (Balad) said: "We accuse the government of Israel."

The Arab MK called for imprisoning Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of incitement. "These little racists who come and spray paint a few slogans are much less dangerous than this dangerous government," he said. "The distance between racist words and acts is horrifically short," Zahalka said, while slamming Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the settlers, and Lieberman."The little racists who burned the mosque in Tuba Zangaria and attacked the cemeteries in Jaffa have spiritual fathers in the government."

Referring to the string of recent attacks on Arab targets, the Balad MK charged that "a Jewish underground" is behind the vandalism spree. Chants at the rally included "Settler, stop now, you already crossed the line" and "Arabs against racism."

Earlier, some 25 tombstones were vandalized at two Jaffa cemeteries belonging to Muslims and Christians. The messages “Death to Arabs” and “Price tag” were spray painted on the graves. Police later said that "Death to Russians" was another message painted at the site. President Shimon Peres condemned the vandalism acts at Jaffa’s Christian and Muslim cemeteries, referring to them as “despicable acts that disgrace us and contradict the moral values of Israeli society.” The president urged law enforcement officials to undertake the utmost efforts in order to nab the vandals.,7340,L-4132695,00.html

Added: Oct-8-2011 Occurred On: Oct-8-2011
By: aydeo
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Tags: Jaffa synagogue, firebomb, Arab MK, imprisonment, Lieberman
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  • Payback lol.
    Muzlim's still haven't been paid back for centuries of butchery, let alone 911.
    But IT is coming.

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  • hopefully it ends with payback being 299 nukes (one left to keep nuclear ambiguity).

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  • There is no way a religious settler would travel on one of the holiest days of the year to Haifa or up porth to make these attacks!
    Its a set up by the leftist anarchists and ARab extremists, to create tension and hatred against the settlers!

    It isnt the first time the Arabs and leftists have created false flags!

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    - Angry protest in Jaffa after the vandalism in Arab cemeteries

    - Arab MK Zahalka blames government

    - Jaffa synagogue attacked as payback

    It seems like a starting point of a new vicious cycle of attacks and counter-attacks- Jaffa is inside Tel-Aviv which usually succeed in separating itself from the insane cycle of hate in other parts of the country, specially the West Bank.

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