Jewish Religious Sites Targeted by Arab Rioters in Central Israeli Cities Amid Violence Flare-Up
May 11, 2021
Jewish religious sites — including synagogues, schools, and a cemetery — were targeted by Arab rioters in the central Israeli cities of Lod and Ramla on Monday night.
The disturbing incidents occurred amid a flare-up of violence that saw the Gaza Strip-based Hamas terrorist group target southern Israel and the Jerusalem area with hundreds of rockets.
In Lod and Ramla, which both have large populations of coexisting Jews and Muslims, hundreds of rioters armed with firebombs and stones took to the streets and sought out Jewish targets to attack.
Images and videos posted on social media showed a synagogue in Lod being burned and desecrated.
Arabs set on fire a Synagogue in Israeli city of Lod.
In the video you can see Jews rescuing Torah scrolls in the middle of the night from burning. In our one and only Jewish state, we are being attacked. 💔 #Israel pic.twitter.com/PFsiqqj6RX
— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) May 10, 2021