Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two unlikely stories

From YNet:
Alber Halul, who was stabbed Saturday night by a group of masked men he claims are haredim, recounted the attack Sunday. "They threatened to shoot us if we resisted and stabbed me 10 times – in my head, my leg, and my neck," he told Ynet.

Halul, a 22-year old Christian Arab from the Galilee town of Gush Halav, was assaulted while with a group of friends at Ein Zeitim forest, near Safed.

"At around 12:30 five masked drove up in a Nissan jeep and began driving in circles near us. Then they left and came back with another vehicle, and came closer," he recalled from his hospital bed.

"They threw stun grenades and fired in the air. Then eight masked men got out of the car and began to attack us. The guys I was with ran away but I stayed to protect a girl who was with us. They stabbed me 10 times in my head, my leg, and my neck until they hit me hard and I fell to the ground."

Halul says he knows the men were ultra-Orthodox Jews although they wore masks. "While they were attacking us one of the said that if we dared to resist they'll shoot us and we knew from their accent and their clothes that they were ultra-Orthodox," he said.

It wasn't the first time the 22-year old was attacked due to his race. "I won't return to the forest again. The Jews' hatred and racism against us has reached a point of real violence that threatens our lives," he said.
So let's see what a man who was stabbed ten times looks like:


Also, Palestine Today says that Arab guards on the Temple Mount stopped a Jewish man with a gun from entering the compound via the Mughrabi gate.

Of course, there are Israeli guards there, and no one can bring a gun into the area to begin with because the entire Western Wall perimeter has metal detectors.

The only part of the story that might be true is that the Israeli guards declared the would-be intruder to be drunk - because it happened on Purim.

(h/t Vicious Babushka via Zvi)