18 March 2008

A Sign of Things to Come

Mainstream Elements Joined Jabel Makaber Protest

(IsraelNN.com) National Security Agency (Shin Bet) officials are concerned that youth with mainstream backgrounds joined right wing activists in Sunday's protest on the Jabel Makaber home of the terrorist who murdered eight students at the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva almost two weeks ago.

...Several of the youth were from Efrat, a [modern Orthodox] suburban community south of Jerusalem .... One other protestor works for the Interior Ministry.

The police explained they allowed the demonstration, although it was illegal, in order to allow protestors to vent their anger after the terrorist attack,* but the protest quickly escalated to violence, reflecting a growing frustration with the government.
(* That was rather obvious.)

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