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Sparks fly as nationalists march in Arab neighborhood where Jewish woman was stabbed

Several dozen far-right Jewish nationalists march through the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in response to a suspected Palestinian terror attack against an Israeli Jewish resident there earlier in the day, December 8, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Several dozen far-right Jewish nationalists march through the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in response to a suspected Palestinian terror attack against an Israeli Jewish resident there earlier in the day, December 8, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Several dozen far-right Jewish nationalists march through the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, chanting “death to terrorists.”

The march was held in response to a suspected Palestinian terror attack against an Israeli Jewish resident of Sheikh Jarrah this morning, in which Moriah Cohen, 26, was stabbed, as she accompanied her five children to school.

A 14-year-old Palestinian girl, also a resident of Sheikh Jarrah, was arrested under suspicion of being the assailant. The teenager denies any connection to the attack, her lawyer tells The Times of Israel.

“Let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes,” the far-right demonstrators sing. The song — based on a biblical quotation — is a favorite of the Israeli radical right, who often swap the word “Philistines” for “Palestine.”

In response to the march, Palestinians scuffled with police along Sheikh Jarrah’s main drag. Officers were filmed seeking to disperse Palestinians, in some cases violently. In one video, a police officer bashes a Palestinian demonstrator’s head back into a metal pole.

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