Arabs attack Jews to mark Israel Independence Day

Sunday, May 08, 2011 |  Ryan Jones

Many Arabs in the region consider the rebirth of Israel as a nation-state 63 years ago to be the greatest catastrophe to befall the Muslims in centuries.

Accordingly, many Arabs mark Israel's Independence Day with unrestrained violence.

Such was the case in Jerusalem on Friday, when an Israeli Jewish woman was assaulted by Arab stone throwers because she was flying a small Israeli flag from her vehicle. These small flags are sold at intersections around Israel in the run-up to Independence Day, and can be seen flying from about half of the cars in Israel.

Friday's attack took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, known to Jews as Shiloach or the City of David. One of the stones hurled by the attackers shattered the car's front windshield, lightly wounding the Jewish woman.

Israeli Border Police officers moved in and dispersed the rioters, but were themselves targeted with stones and firebombs.

The entire attack was captured on local security cameras, and a photographer managed to get pictures of the Arabs stoning the Jewish motorist. But, despite the clear evidence, or perhaps because of it, international and even most left-leaning Israeli media outlets were not interested in the story.

Israel Today has obtained those photographs for you:

Silwan riot

Silwan riot

Silwan riot

Silwan riot

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