A disturbing video began circulating on Facebook Saturday evening. It shows a group of about 20 Arabs ganging up on two helpless hareidi-religious Jews, kicking one of them, hurling snowballs in their faces and humiliating them. At one point, one of the Jews falls to the ground, apparently slipping on the ice as he is chased up some steps.
The attack apparently took place near the Shechem Gate entrance to the Old City. The Jews were most likely on their way back from praying at the Kotel. Border Police who are usually stationed in the area are nowhere to be seen.
Many find the scene reminiscent of 1930s Germany, at least in terms of the Arabs' sheer gall and feeling of invulnerability.
Other Arabs who used the snow as a pretext for attacking Jews were less fortunate, as plainclothed police leapt out of an unmarked car and arrested them. This video was uploaded by Arabs last Wednesday.
Arab attacks on Jews have grown bolder, more violent and more frequent in recent years, as foreign-funded NGOs and leftists within the legal system and press have succeeded in hamstringing Israeli security forces and limiting their ability to use force against rioters.