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Hebron Settlers terrorise Ajami residents in Jaffa


Settlers from Kiryat Arba attack an elderly woman in her home in Jaffa and threaten to slaughter he.

On Sunday April the 18th at 3 p.m., tens of settlers from Kiriat Arba attacked Ms. Zeinab Rahayl inside her home in Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood. The settlers forcefully entered the home's courtyard and verbally attacked the elderly woman and threatened they had come to evict the Arab population from Jaffa.

They also shouted that "the Arab presence in Jaffa is only temporary". Afterwards the settlers stood praying at the entrance of the home and shouted racist remarks against the Arabs and in general.

This dangerous and racist act directly follows a series of provocations from settlers active in Jaffa, who are trying the construct a settlement in the very heart of the Arab Ajami neighborhood.

Different political groups in Jaffa decided to organize a press conference and public protest meeting at the courtyard of the Rachayel Family's home at 106 Yefet Street in Jaffa, last Wednesday the 21st 2010 at 15.00.
Among the speakers were :

·         Ms. Zeinab Rachayel, resident who was threatened.

·         A local leadership representative

·         Knesset members Mohamad Barake (Hadash) & Hanin Zoabi (Balad)

·         Chairperson  of the The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee
  Mohamad Zidan

·         Sheikh Raed Salah of the Islamic Movement

For more information, please contact:
Sami Abu Schade at  050-4435996
Muhamad Abu Nigem at  050-3780113