New Attacks Against Jews on Har Hazeisim


har-hazeisimVisitors to Har Hazeisim were attacked by Arabs on Friday and on Motzoei Shabbos, according to eyewitness reports received by the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim. Two cars making their way to Har Hazeisim on Friday were met with a barrage of rocks as they attempted to make their way up the mountain. Three windows were smashed and the visitors barely escaped the onslaught. Another attack occurred on Motzoei Shabbos less than 200 feet from the gravesite of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Avrohom Lubinsky, chairman of the International Committee, said that the Israeli government must assume full responsibility for these attacks. “The snail’s pace of improvements has not led to increased security,” he said.
The Committee also reported that the government would not meet its self-imposed deadline of March 1st for the completion of 200 surveillance cameras. Elad Kendal of the Jerusalem Development Authority has now pushed back the deadline to June 1st, which Mr. Lubinsky called “unacceptable and irresponsible.” Mr. Kendal also revealed that officials were searching for a new site for a police station on Har Hazeitim. However, officials acknowledged that no final decision has been made. The Committee is pushing for the immediate deployment of a police garrison on Har Hazeitim as well as the closing of the three major access points to neighboring Arab villages.
Mr. Lubinsky revealed that he will be meeting with Israeli government officials next week to lodge a protest on the ongoing desecration of graves and continued violence against mourners and visitors. He said that the outrage over the government’s continued inaction is “growing from day to day amongst a cross section of world Jewry.” Jewish media throughout the world is now routinely covering the disgrace on Har Hazeitim. He warned that if those interred in the 3000 year-old cemetery “can’t rest-we will not rest.”

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. Menechem Lubinsky is trying his best to update security and safety at har hazasim.. And we thank him yet AMericans are not aware of the ‘snail pace’ of any new endeavor of the Israeli government. Changes take forever even though promises, hand shakes and money exchange palms. Kol hakavod, keep on trucking forward.