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Arabs Damage Jew’s Car in Shimon HaTzaddik, Police Do Nothing

Young Arab terrorists badly damaged a Jew's car in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in Jerusalem. Police saw the security footage but did nothing.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/19/2011, 2:33 AM / Last Update: 7/19/2011, 5:40 AM

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A car belonging to a Jew was damaged by Arabs in the tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik in Jerusalem on Monday, but police did not do anything to arrest the culprits.

The incident occurred when the Jew arrived in Shimon HaTzaddik to participate in a "chalaka" (first haircut given to a three-year-old Jewish boy) of a family member. Upon returning to his car, he saw that it was smashed and had been badly damaged by Arab youths.

A look at security cameras stationed in the area found that schoolchildren from a nearby camp had carried out the attack on the vehicle.

The car owner told Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website that police had arrived on the scene and watched the footage from the security cameras yet did nothing to arrest the culprits.

He further added that the vandals were backed by representatives of the United Nations and members of the Jerusalem Municipality who showed up to arrange a 'compromise' between the police (who wanted to make arrests) and the young terrorists who damaged the vehicle.

Finally, said the Jew, one of the police officers told him that nothing can be done with the case.

Arabs have long been trying to rid the area (which they call Sheikh Jarrah) of Jewish residents, often attacking them and even resorting to making false claims against Jewish men for allegedly beating Arab women.

Despite these attempts, there has been a growing Jewish presence in the neighborhood.