Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Arab Wedding Reaches the Settlements

If you're anywhere in Judea and Samaria these past few night, you probably haven't been able to sleep with all the explosions going on outside.

Yup. It's wedding time in Arabia, and that means fireworks and gunfire.

One family in the Northern Jerusalem community of Kochav Yaakov found themselves to be unwitting participants in a nearby Arab wedding.

The caliber was apparently 9mm, and the shooter never heard of gravity.

Usually it's just the participants of the Arab weddings that get shot and killed by the local merrymakers.

This time the bullet landed in the kitchen of a home in Kochav Yaakov (in Binyamin) ... on the kitchen table.

Imagine the surprise there.

Luckily no one was hurt.

Party on.

Tisha B'Av evening Wednesday, July 29 - join the Women in Green as they March around the Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. But first the reading of Eichah will take place in front of the US Consulate on Agron Street at 8:00pm.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד


Lion of Zion said...

and i thought it was dangerous to be near the חתן at his aufruf

Anonymous said...

well my beloved handed out jaw breakers

and she could have been the first female pitcher on the chicago white soxs

just kidding yiddishamama

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Anonymous: You know the answer -- the law isn't the same for everyone.

Unknown said...

This reminds me of that. Which shows how dangerous shots fired in the air can be.

aliyah06 said...

It's been lovely----from our mirpesset we look across the wadi at Bet Lechem and Sur Baher and we've seen at least two massive displays of fireworks every night! The gunfire was a little unnerving at first, but once we figured out it was weddings and not another Intifada, we just enjoyed the display.

Vicki said...

Reminds me of one of the first times I was in Israel and my friend went to Hevron to sightsee. "Were you nervous???," I asked him, incredulous. "Nah, there was some gunfire, but I realized it was from the Arab weddings, so I went back to sleep," he said.

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