CRC Calls Massive Protest Against Digging in Jaffa

June 15, 2010

On Monday, June 14, the Zionist government continued bulldozing an ancient Jewish cemetery in Jaffa to make room for a hotel parking lot. A team of archaeologists accompanied by four bulldozers began to mercilessly destroy the many burial caves at the site. Bones of holy Jewish sages from thousands of years ago were thrown about.

About one thousand protestors who arrived from Meah Shearim and Beis Shemesh were greeted with cruel and murderous blows by the police, both mounted and riot control divisions. Police shot tear gas canisters at members of the Rabbinical Court of the Eidah Chareidis, led by Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch. Rabbi Sternbuch was temporarily blinded and came close to fainting. A number of Torah scholars were wounded; one of them began vomiting blood and was taken in an ambulance to the hospital. Police on motorcycles also randomly fired pepper spray canisters at Orthodox Jews walking in the nearby streets.

The Meah Shearim community came out in Shabbos Square, Jerusalem Monday at 7:00 PM to protest the Zionists' utter disrespect for the dead as well as their cruel actions against the venerated rabbis.

The Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada has organized a demonstration of American Jewry today (Tuesday, June 15) at 2:30 PM in front of the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan, 800 Second Avenue.