Jerusalem: Police remove monument to Muslim terrorist – Riots broke out in Issawyia
The Israel Police in coordination with the Jerusalem municipality removed a monument honoring a convicted Muslim terrorist who was shot and eliminated two weeks ago after shooting fireworks at forces operating in the Arab neighborhood of Issawyia in East Jerusalem.
The monument was removed at the request of PM Netanyahu in coordination with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon and security officials.
Violent riots broke out in Issawyia following the removal of the plaque, with Muslim terrorists throwing rocks and attacking security forces operating in the area.
Mohammed Obeid, a known Muslim terrorist who has been convicted in the past for plotting to carry out a shooting attack and was recently released from prison, was shot and eliminated two weeks ago after shooting fireworks at security forces during a counter-terrorism operation in Issawyia.
The masked terrorist emerged in one of the alleys and set off the fireworks from close range posing a real and immediate danger to the policemen’s lives. One of the officers targeted the terrorist, neutralizing the danger.
The elimination of the terrorist sparked several consecutive nights of riots that turned Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem into a war zone.
Over the past month, police have entered Issawiya on a nightly basis in a bid to track down Muslim terrorists members of a PLO terror cell believed to be at large in the neighborhood.