It is my custom to go the Kotel some Saturday nights to recite tehillim (Psalms) and attend a Torah lecture.
Like always, I took a shortcut this past Saturday night to the Kotel via Jehosephat Valley (Wadi E-Joze), an Arab-populated Jerusalem neighborhood. Minutes beforehand, at the entrance to Jerusalem from Bet El, I picked up two "yeshivish" yeshiva students hitchhiking their way to the Old City.
|Boom! It sounded like an explosion...|
|Shards of glass on back seat of car|
- I made a quick decision not to pursue the perpetrator of the hate crime, as the circumstances of being stuck in a traffic jam on a narrow Arab street late at night advised me to stay in the car and await further developments.
- I dialed the police and began reporting.
- I looked at the two hitchhikers who besides going into shock didn't seem to be suffering from any wounds.
- I monitored the events on all sides of the car.
- I locked the car doors.
|Cost of fixed back windshield to Israeli taxpayer: $515|
So, yes Ahmed, you won the little confrontation with me on the detour route in Jehosephat Valley. But know that you are losing the war, as no force in the world can stop the Jewish People from returning to the entirety of our forefathers' inheritance.
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