Jerusalem — A shipment of knives, swords, fireworks and Tasers bound for eastern Jerusalem was intercepted by Israel Police.
The two shipping containers of weapons addressed to residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, which has a large population of Christian Arabs, was labeled as Christmas decorations. The weapons were hidden among the decorations.
Joshua Mitnick |
While Israel mourned the four rabbis murdered at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Jerusalem this week, the country’s security forces announced new measures to protect the public and Israelis braced for an escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.