1 Sivan 5781
45 Days of the Omer
Bamidbar 33.52-56...you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their temples, destroy their molten idols, and demolish their high places.You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it....But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the Land from before you, then those whom you leave over will be as spikes in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in which you settle.And it will be that what I had intended to do to them, I will do to you.
See also ‘Kristallnacht in Lod’: State of emergency as Arab mobs set synagogues on fire; Following Muslim Riots, Israel Declares State of Emergency in LodFierce rioting continued throughout Tuesday night in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod and a state of emergency was declared, with Defense Minister Benny Gantz announcing the deployment of several Border Police units to help quell the violence that saw the burning of three synagogues and dozens of cars.At least two people were in serious condition from the clashes, one from rocks. In Acco, another mixed Arab-Jewish city in northern Israel, an 84-yer-old man was seriously hurt when a restaurant was set on fire by rioters. Some 25 residents of Ramla and Lod were arrested on Tuesday night, according to a police spokesperson. Some 151 were arrested in total within the central-northern district of Israel.
Muslims Desecrate Synagogues and Jewish Schools in Pogrom in Ramle-Lod
...As part of the attacks, the rioters pillaged synagogues, ransacked the houses of prayer and desecrated the Torah scrolls. In addition, they attacked Jewish schools in the city.
...The World Organization of Synagogues expressed “deep shock” at the severe damage to synagogues in the cities of Lod and Ramla by Arab rioters and “condemns and strongly protests the severe damage to the holy places of Israel.”
“The harsh images of desecrated and burned synagogues must shock every citizen of every religion. Synagogues are the beating heart of Judaism, and in the State of Israel their status is no less than symbols of government. The Israel Police is called upon to act with all its might for this task of guarding the synagogues, and enforcing the law with the rioters.”
Mayor of Lod Yair Revivo stated Tuesday that it was a “sad morning for all of us in Lod, 70 years of coexistence were trampled on by Arabs in a series of pogroms, vandalism, damage to symbols of government, shattering windshields and throwing Molotov cocktails at the new town hall we entered just last week, enormous damage to the mosaic museum, burning synagogues, a Talmud Torah schools, dozens of vehicles, burning garbage containers, destroying Israeli flags and, worse, lowering the Israeli flag and hoisting the Palestinian flag, on a night of riots that injured policemen and residents who found themselves besieged.”