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Archive for July 16th, 2009

Summer Riots in Jerusalem

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 16, 2009

I took these photos from a minibus on my way to work.

Burning taxi being extinguished by firefighters on Golda Meir Blvd, Jerusalem.

Torched taxi, Golda Meir Blvd, Jerualem

Torched taxi, Golda Meir Blvd, Jerualem

Overturned (but not burned) garbage bins blocking traffic, at Sanhedria intersection of Golda Meir Blvd, Jerusalem

Burned Garbage Bins, Golda Meir Blvd, Jerusalem

It’s summer and the rioting has started again. No, not the Carta parking lot opening on Shabbat. This time it’s the very sad case of a woman suspected of starving her son. If you don’t live here, it’s hard to understand why this would lead to rioting. The Jerusalem Post has been covering this story extensively.

Rabbi Lazer Brody has posted some sane comments from the religious perspective on his blog, Lazer Beams.

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