A Cry for Help With bitter
hearts and broken spirits we make known to the world, the
terrible acts that were committed in Jerusalem on March 7,
this past week. The police of the Zionist state made a cruel,
horrible pogrom in the Toldos Aharon Synagogue. In the middle
of religious services the police threw tear gas bombs into
the synagogue, and prodded to beat mercilessly the people
who were praying there, including old men and children. Then
they desecrated and destroyed everything they could including
many Holy books. This news was brought to us by eyewitnesses,
respected rabbis who ware in the middle of the pogrom.
What Led to This?
Near the religious neighborhood of Jerusalem is the Ramot
Road which leads to the place where the Mayor of Jerusalem
plans to build a huge sports stadium in order to desecrate
the Holy City and transform it from a center of Holiness into
a center for sporting events, frivolity, and immodest behavior.
2) The road was intentionally built right next to the religious
quarter in order to facilitate spiteful desecration of the
Sabbath in front of the eyes of the inhabitants.
3) The religious inhabitants of Jerusalem stand by this rode
every Sabbath and call out "Sabbath, Sabbath" in
fulfillment of their religious duty, as they are commanded
in the Bible. And every Sabbath the police come and beat them,
shed their blood, and take them to jail, for announcing the
word of the Creator that it is forbidden to desecrate the
Sabbath, and especially in the Holy City,
4) Last week the Rabbinical Court of the Orthodox Jewish Community
of Jerusalem, called upon the members of the community to
come in large numbers and call out -Sabbath- by the road.
5) On the Sabbath, March 6, test week, many people answered
the call and stood by the road peaceful calling out "Sabbath,
6) As usual the police fell upon them and beat them cruelly
with their Abs until they broke the heads of many of the religious
Jews who were there, and sent many to the hospital and others
to jail for doing no more than calling out the words Sabbath,
7) One greatly respected Rabbi suffered broken bones.
8) That night (March 7) at the end of the Sabbath, about four
hundred police N1 upon the Toldos Aharon Synagogue.
9) They broke the windows and threw tear gas bombs into the
10) This took place in the middle of religious services that
were being attended by about one thousand people, men, children
and old men. (Toldos Aharon is one of the largest synagogues
11) Many man and small children fainted from the gas. The
outcries, confusion, and fainting people many of the gas chambers
12) Then the police broke in the doors, and all four hundred
police broke into the synagogue, with heavy clubs in their
hands, and began beating everyone with murderous blows. They
had no mercy on the elderly or the children. They broke open
heads and broke people's bones. Blood flowed like water, and
many people passed out from the blows with broken arms and
13) The police destroyed many Holy books and religious objects.
They tried to break into the Holy Ark where the Torah Scrolls
are kept, but it was securely locked, and they failed.
14) Who has ever-heard of such acts being done by anyone but
15) These people who call themselves "Israel" desecrate
the Jewish faith more then any other faith in the world. Even
in the Six Day War, they held themselves back from destroying
the houses of worship of other peoples.
16) In our days we have never heard of such things being done
by any nation or people. – Entering a Holy place, in
the middle of religious services, and behaving with such wondrously
cruel violence.- This is just one example of the boundless
Anti-Semitism that is so deeply rooted in the Zionists.
17) People passing out from gas bombs and beatings. Some are
hospitalized, some are still m comas.
18) It is not known if four of them, who are in critical condition,
19) They tried to capture the Grand Rabbi of Toldos Aharon,
but he was able to escape.
20) Then they arrested thirty-six people including several
thirteen year old boys, and put them in a ' prison reserved
for the most hardened criminals.
21) Some of those arrested, the police first dragged down
several flights of stairs (fifty steps) by | their feet fracturing
their skulls and breaking limbs, and then took them off to
jail without even first-aid.
22) Later that night, the police broke into the synagogue
again and destroyed everything that remained, leaving all
in total ruins. They then l arrested four more people.
23) They have not allowed anyone to bring any of the people
who were arrested Kosher food. They are given only forbidden
food. All of the people who were arrested, even those with
serious injuries are fasting, because they are not allowed
to have any Kosher food.
24) A boy tried to get some Kosher food in to
the prisoners, and they arrested him too.
25) One of the prisoners, who is an American citizen, was
freed after a great deal of effort on the part of the American
State Department. Even though he had a broken arm it took
two days before the State Department could get the Zionists
to allow him to be taken to a hospital.
26) The rest are still languishing in jail, suffering from
hunger and wounds, without medical I attention.
27) They are denied religious objects (Tefillin) that they
need for religious observances.
28) The houses surrounding the synagogue were also filled
with tear gas, and there are reports that gas bombs were thrown
29) In the synagogue everything is broken; windows, doors,
and tables. The curtain of the Holy Ark is torn m pieces.
The Holy books are torn in pieces. Mothers cry over their
sons, languishing in prison, suffering from cruel wounds.
Just as in the days of the Nazis.
30) Those who did not see this cruelty and destruction with
their own eyes cannot imagine what it was like. The elderly,
who experienced the Nazi atrocities, say this caused them
to remember the deeds of the Nazis.
31) Who could imagine that those who call themselves
^Israel" could be guilty of such cruelty, which has been
unheard of except in the days of the Nazis.
32) They also broke into the private quarters of the Grand
Rabbi of Toldos Aharon, destroyed the furniture, and stole
everything they could take of any value.
33) The day after the Sabbath (March 8) the Rabbinical Court
convened a public prayer gathering at the ruins of the Toldos
Aharon Synagogue. Thousands of people gathered there to pray
and to cry.
34) The entire religious Jewish community of Jerusalem and
the Holy Land are aghast and broken from this latest atrocity
and from the past twenty-five years of religious persecution
at the hands of the mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek.
35) The religious Jews of Jerusalem stretch out their hands
for help, they have nobody to turn to and nobody to cry out
to but the Creator. But it is our duty to do what we can to
help them. I 36) The Grand Rabbi of Toldos Aharon remembers
all the religious persecution and atrocities at the hands
of the Zionists over the past forty years, but he cries and
says that this Is the worst pogrom the Zionists have ever
37) We cry out to our fellow Jews and to all
decent human beings everywhere. How can anyone stand idly
by, while such atrocities are being perpetrated against defenseless
human beings. Let there by heard a loud and bitter outcry
from every decent human being against these inhuman atrocities.
38) The Zionist government is doing everything in US power
to cover up what they did. They are filling the newspapers
and other media with lies. They are trying to make it look
as if these poor unfortunate people attacked their police.
39) The Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kolek, stated publicly a
few years ago that he wants to burn down the religious quarters
of Jerusalem and break the bones of its inhabitants. And now
he publicly praises the police who performed these atrocities
and thanks them for their deeds.
40) This pogrom was not prompted by sudden anger or a desire
to revenge. This is part of an old plan that they wrote about
years ago to destroy the religious community m the Holy Land.
And now, it appears, Teddy Kollek has decided that the time
is ripe to carry it out.
41) We appeal to all decent people everywhere to do what they
can to bring an end to these atrocities, and free the poor
unfortunate victims, who are now languishing in prison.