Don’t speak out against hate crimes perpetrated by religious Jews. That’s likely the message Kiryat Yam’s mayor, David Even Zur, was supposed to get when in his car was firebombed Saturday night near his house, city officials believe.
Above: Kiryat Yam Mayor David Even Zur's torched car, August 2, 2015.Israel Fire and Rescue Services - Shore District
Mayor’s Car Firebombed In Apparent Warning From Supporters Of Jewish Terror Cell
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Don’t speak out against hate crimes perpetrated by religious Jews.
That’s likely the message Kiryat Yam’s mayor, David Even Zur, was supposed to get when in his car was firebombed Saturday night near his house, Ha’aretz reported.
On Friday, the mayor published a Facebook post calling for tolerance in the wake of the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade stabbings Thursday and the firebombing overnight of a Palestinian family’s home in the West Bank village of Douma that killed the family’s 18-month-old child. The Gay Pride Parade attacker is a haredi man with a history of trying to kill gays. The West Bank firebomb murder ws likely carried out by a Chabad-influenced right-wing Zionist Orthodox terror cell.
“On Tu B’Av, the festival of love, when around us we are seeing more and more displays of hatred and violence that make us all cringe, we must love and respect each other. This is the time to remember the most important commandment, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ which encapsulates the entire Torah. Let’s stop hating, quarreling and fighting…and, as it says in the book of Psalms, ‘Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it,’” the mayor wrote.
Saturday night, the mayor’s empty car was firebombed. In response, police told the city to provide the mayor with a bodyguard.
A spokesman for the city said there was no previous history of threats or violence against the mayor and city officials reportedly believe the bombing was a hate crime in response to the mayor’s Facebook post.