Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jewish Teenager Fights to Save Eye -- Wounded by Akko Arab Mob

On his way to shul this past Shabbat, Barak Abboudi (18) was attacked by an Arab mob in Akko.

"I live in Akko from birth, and have experienced Arab violence in the past.  Yesterday at 9:30 PM, we were in a private yard near Kibbutz Galuyot Street in order to pray.

On the nearby rooftops were 30-40 Arab teenagers that threatened and cursed us.  At the same time, there were a few policemen walking around,  and saw what was going on, but were called to deal with an incident a block away.  This provided the impteus for Arab teenagers to throw a barrage of large rocks at us.

One of my group started to yell for us to take coverm and we ran from edge to edge of the yard trying to avoid getting hit.  Suddenly, I was hit in the eye by a rock and I feel down.  A friend helped me get up, and led me to a nearby house where I received first aid till the ambulance came, which took me to the Nahariya hospital.  During all that time, the Arabs continued to scream, "Alla-hu Akbar" (Allah is great) and curses and threats in Arabic." (source, YNET in Hebrew, picture credit to Roney Albert/Mister Fixer)

Doctors are currently doing all they can to save Barak's eyesight, but are currently not very optimistic.

Additional images of damage from Arab Riots in Akko from Yom Kippur through Motzei Shabbat. (credits to Vaknin Photo)

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izak said...

And the rest of the world, including our (non)government, would have us give them MORE concessions, more and BIGGER weapons. The way you deal with cockroaches is not by giving them concessions or weapons!

BraveJeWorld said...

These riots were just so unnecessary and pathetic really...

Batya said...

And these are the Israeli Arabs...

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

All I can say is GO WITH INSTINCT.

This past summer, my family and I were very visiting Israel. We just left the Golan and was planning to explore the Northern Coast with Akko on our list of sites to see. We got there late in the afternoon, with a van full of luggage, etc. We planned to stop and tour around the old city, but no matter where we parked, both my husband and I just got a vibe that didn't sit well with us and we just couldn't leave the car, especially full of our belongings. So in the end, we skipped Akko and headed towards Haifa.

I guess there was something to that gut instinct of ours.

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