Apparently it took shots fired to break up the attempted murder. via 4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally « CBS Los Angeles.
CBSLA.com— Wilshire Boulevard reopened Monday after an officer-involved shooting at a pro-Israeli rally closed it down overnight for an investigation.
The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Sunday outside the Federal Building in Westwood, officials said.
KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the rally was held by Stand With Us, a non-profit Israel education program, to demonstrate solidarity for the state in its recent conflict with Hamas in the Gaza strip.
Witnesses said four men in a truck waved pro-Palestinian flags and attacked the pro-Israel demonstrators with sticks.
“I saw my flag on the ground,” Hany Reai, a Palestinian supporter said. “I saw a man step on it. I’m not here to fight. I just need my flag and I ran to take it.”
A Homeland Security Officer who witnessed the assault “intervened and an officer-involved (non-hit) shooting occurred,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
What is Homeland Security doing there anyway? Isn’t that LAPD’s job?
The officer has been placed on leave his weapon seized as evidence while the use-of-force allegation is being investigated.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Israeli Consul General David Siegel said the standoff is reflective of the current barrage of rocket attacks launched by Islamist terror group Hamas against Israeli citizens.
“All of this is part of a much larger and very dangerous confrontation right now, where Israel faces a brutal terror organization that has fired over 1,000 rockets in the last week,” Siegel said.
The LAPD arrested Mostadafa Hafez, 19, Hassan Kreidieh, 41, Mohammed Elkhatib, 35, and 38-year-old Fadi Obeidallah for assault with a deadly weapon. All but one suspect were free on $30,000 as of Monday morning.
The shooting remains under investigation and the officer was placed on paid administrative leave.
Last week Muslims were on the attack in San Fran and Toronto. This weekend LA. Muslims in the U.S. get bolder with each conflict. As their numbers grow, the attacks in the U.S. become more frequent and more violent.
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