Gaza militants vow revenge for Acre violence
www.chinaview.cn 2008-10-12 18:36:35   Print

Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations

    GAZA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of several Gaza militant groups Sunday vowed to revenge Israel for the violence erupted in the northern Israeli city of Acre between Jews and Arabs.

    Abu Abeer, spokesman of Salah el-Dein Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) in Gaza told reporters that "the response to the crimes against our Palestinian brothers won't take too long."

Israeli border police patrol northern coastal city of Acre following clashes between Jews and Arabs October 11, 2008. Rioters in northern Israel torched two houses and badly damaged several others in the third night of tensions between Jewish and Arab residents of Acre, officials said on Saturday.

Israeli border police patrol northern coastal city of Acre following clashes between Jews and Arabs October 11, 2008. Rioters in northern Israel torched two houses and badly damaged several others in the third night of tensions between Jewish and Arab residents of Acre, officials said on Saturday.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    A fourth straight day of violence in the city ended with Jews torching an empty Arab house, three Jews lightly wounded by stones thrown by Arabs, and three other Jews arrested for throwing stonesat policemen and Arabs.

    The clashes between Arabs and Jews erupted in the northern city of Acre on Thursday evening, after an Arab motorist entered a predominantly Jewish area during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.

    Israeli media reported on Sunday that the police have arrested some 30 Jewish and Arab rioters, some of whom were subsequently released because they are minors.

    "The response to these crimes would be shaking and the Jewish settlers should prepare themselves to pay the receipt of their leaders' stupidity and the haughtiness of their bloody government," said Abu Abeer.

    Meanwhile, the Democratic Front to Liberate Palestine (DFLP) said in a press release that the Jewish attacks on the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and in Israel will not stop us from responding.

    "The Palestinians are one nation either in Gaza, the West Bank or in Israel," said the DFLP, adding "we can never accept these attacks on our brothers in Ako (Acre) which aimed at forcing them to leave their city."

    In June, Egypt brokered a half-year truce agreement between Israel and Gaza militant groups. According to the agreement, Israel eases restrictions on Gaza crossings in exchange for Palestinians' end to all armed attacks against Israel, including firing rockets.

An Israeli Arab woman examines the damage in her house following clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel's northern coastal city of Acre October 11, 2008. Rioters in northern Israel torched two houses and badly damaged several others in the third night of tensions between Jewish and Arab residents of Acre, officials said on Saturday.

An Israeli Arab woman examines the damage in her house following clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel's northern coastal city of Acre October 11, 2008. Rioters in northern Israel torched two houses and badly damaged several others in the third night of tensions between Jewish and Arab residents of Acre, officials said on Saturday.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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