Muslims riot in the Arab neighborhood of Yaffo for third consecutive night
Dozens of Muslim terrorists rioted Thursday night in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Yaffo in Tel Aviv, for the third night in a row of violent disturbances.
The terrorists blocked roads, set tires on fire, burned garbage bins, and threw rocks and fireworks at security forces on the scene.
The riots are organized by a local Islamic organization over the city’s plan to build a hostel for the homeless at a site where two years ago was uncovered a Muslim cemetery.
The cemetery previously housed a Muslim soccer field, a Tipat Halav mother-and-child clinic, and a shelter for homeless people. The graves were moved in 1936 for sanitary reasons.
Members of the Islamic Council, who weren’t aware of the cemetery until two years ago, seized control over the area and put up gravestones for non-existent human remains.
A Tel Aviv court rejected claims by the Islamic Council to preserve the space, saying that the cemetery had not been used for at least 100 years and had been legally a public space since at least the 1940s without any legal objections.
“The project’s construction is a response to public need, and uses land which has not been used as a cemetery for over 100 years, and the Muslim community never before treated it as possessing holiness or having a religious affinity,” Judge Avigayil Cohen said.
Cohen’s arguments, however, do not seem to have convinced some Muslim terrorists residents of Yaffo, who said they will continue to riot against the destruction of the imaginary cemetery.