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Jerusalem on fire: What sparked the violence and will it get worse?


The Jerusalem Post - “Within the next two weeks, we have al-Quds Day, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, Jerusalem Day and Shavuot. I wish us all good luck; we are going to need it.”



Following the ongoing Arab riots in the capital, police announced that 190 people had been arrested as of Monday morning.


One violent highlight occurred that day when a rock smashed the window of the van transporting Religious Zionist Party MKs touring some of the attacked sites. No casualties were reported, but the incident underscored the anger, frustration and magnitude of the Arab riots.



One new element in this round of violence is the use of technology: smartphones, TikTok and the rapidity with which recorded scenes appeared on social media. Young Arabs attacked unsuspecting Jewish passersby in the Old City, in some seam neighborhoods and even in the city center and on the light rail, slapping Jews in the face or kicking them. Most were targeted because of their haredi appearance, something that rarely happened in the past – with the violence rapidly posted.


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The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post. In 1950, it changed its name to The Jerusalem Post.



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