At a funeral in Jerusalem, a woman wearing a hijab says she felt like she was at a burial, and was moved by the fact that so many people came out.
The funeral was organized by the Jerusalem District Municipality, and it was held in the old Al-Aqqsa Mosque compound, where many Muslim pilgrims and religious Jews worship.
On Friday, around 300 people, mostly men and women, attended the funeral.
Some of them came from as far as Jordan, where they had been living.
Many had arrived from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia.
The ceremony was followed by a mass burial, which included many of the women who attended.
The woman who spoke to Al-Monitor, who is from a neighboring city, said she was initially concerned about the security measures in place in Jerusalem because she knew her Muslim relatives had lived there for decades, but that after seeing how many mourners came out, she felt that it was time for her to let her community know that she would come back.
“When I heard about the funeral, I was surprised by the turnout,” she said.
The woman said that she was able to feel proud of the fact her community came together, even though she was not Muslim. “
But after hearing so many stories from Muslim women and women from Arab countries, I am glad that we can come together and celebrate Jerusalem as a city that is beautiful.”
The woman said that she was able to feel proud of the fact her community came together, even though she was not Muslim.
“They came here, they helped build the wall, they built the Temple, and we are here,” she continued.
“And the people of Jerusalem came together and were united and united in the fight against extremism.
We want to say to them, ‘You are my brothers and my sisters, and this is the city that you built.'” “
We want to tell all our Arab brothers and sisters that we are with you.
We want to say to them, ‘You are my brothers and my sisters, and this is the city that you built.'”
The funeral also took place amid the ongoing wave of violent attacks on Jews, with a recent report by the Committee for the Defense of Democracies revealing that at least 14 Palestinians were killed by the extremist group Hamas, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States and European Union.
The Committee for a Secular State reported that, according to Israeli police, there have been nearly 50 attacks against Israelis in the past two years.
While the number of attacks on Jewish sites has dropped in recent months, the attacks have not stopped, with some Jewish groups fearing the increased attacks are an attempt to provoke more violence.
“The number of incidents are up,” said Yehuda Katz, a spokesperson for the Central Council of Jews in Israel, referring to the number in 2016.
The fact that we have this level of violence against us, and that we feel this fear, and feel that it is our duty to do everything to protect ourselves, we feel a little bit of grief,” he said. “
You feel it every day in your house, on your street, in the supermarket, or in your neighborhood.
The fact that we have this level of violence against us, and that we feel this fear, and feel that it is our duty to do everything to protect ourselves, we feel a little bit of grief,” he said.
The attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere are “more worrying than ever,” Katz said.
“[Israelis] feel a lot of pressure because of the war, and now they feel it’s our duty.
But since 2015, the Israeli authorities have said that they will not prosecute women who refuse to wear the hijab. “
In the past, the police have warned Muslim women to avoid public spaces and avoid certain places, such as the al-Mughrabi Mosque, where Muslim men gather for prayer.
“This has been a long-standing problem in the city. “
Women who wear the headscarf are the target of a number of assaults,” said Mounir Al-Saleh, a senior research fellow at the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem.
“This has been a long-standing problem in the city.
It’s a problem for us and we know it.”
Al-Saadeh said the police were more than willing to hear complaints from women who felt threatened by the hijab, but the police did not take the same steps as Muslim women who wear a headscarves.
“It’s a good thing that they are more attentive, but we don’t feel like they are willing to address this issue,” he added.
“At least the police are looking out for the safety of women, but this doesn’t mean they are looking into the issue of what to do if women are wearing the hijab in public.”
The issue of hijabs in Jerusalem comes as Israel continues to pursue the “zero tolerance” approach against radical Islamism.
Earlier this month, Israeli