In addition, a dummy bomb with a note attached condemning the parade was found in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. Police sappers found the fake bomb in a bag.
“Hundreds more bags with real bombs will be waiting for you,” the note, addressed to police, read. “Just like the disengagement blew up in your face, so will the parade.”
The rioting continues. We can debate the merits and demerits, pros and cons, rights and wrongs of a gay parade in Jerusalem until we are blue in the face. But this brief discussion is patently not about that: its about whether or not a group can create enough damage and threats of violence to get their way. And Muffti says ‘kudos the cops (in this instance) for not bowing to violence and terrorism’:
“Canceling the parade because of threats of violence – is a threat to the nature of the country,” said Mazuz.