posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 01:37 PM
Now this is interesting... According to the article, the four men are American and Canadian since Israel bans its citizens from visiting. But, it
still an interesting display!
Ultra-Orthodox Jews make rare visit to Gaza
(Sorry on an AP kick here lately)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A small group of ultra-Orthodox Jews were preparing Friday to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath in Gaza, in an unlikely show
of support for Palestinians in the Hamas-run coastal territory.
Bearded and wearing black hats and coats, the four members of a tiny Jewish group vehemently opposed to Israel's existence were a rare sight in the
poverty-stricken Palestinian territory.
Members of the Neturei Karta group have expressed support for the Iranian regime and for others who oppose the Jewish state, which they believe was
established in violation of Jewish law. They made a similar visit to Gaza last year.
"It's crucial that the people of Gaza understand the terrible tragedy here is not in the name of Judaism," said one of the men, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid
Weiss of New York City, as the four prepared to observe the Sabbath at a Gaza City hotel.