Protesters Riot Near Synagogue Where Ben-Gvir Davened

By Arutz-7
Posted on 03/18/23 | News Source: Arutz-7

Dozens of demonstrators protested in Kfar Uria, west of Jerusalem, Saturday morning against National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who spent the weekend in the village.

The protesters made noise using megaphones and airhorns near the synagogue where the minister was praying. Residents were angered by the noise during the services and requested that the protesters leave the premises.

A confrontation developed at the scene, including throwing firecrackers, stones, and smoke grenades at the protesters. Two protesters were arrested, and a counter-protester was arrested on suspicion he threw stones.

In video footage, one of the protesters, Yishai Hadas from the "Crime Minister" organization, is arrested by police. Ben-Gvir left the synagogue still wearing his Talis under heavy security and was favorably welcomed by the residents.

The police stated: "Border Police officers operated in Kfar Uria due to a protest that turned into a riot. During the protest, rioting began, including shouting and confrontations between protesters and residents. Border Police forces from the Mateh Yehuda station separated those involved and worked to disperse the rioters after they did not listen to the officers' warnings and dispersal orders. The police arrested a suspect who threw stones at protesters. In addition, two suspects who were involved in the riots and did not heed the officers' instructions were arrested."