Daily Israel Report

Border Police Come Under Attack in Anata

Border police vehicles hit by concrete blocks as they drive through Arab town near Jerusalem.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 9/15/2013, 2:11 PM

A video has been released showing Border Police unit coming under attack during a routine patrol on Yom Kippur. The unit was driving through the Arab town of Anata, near Jerusalem, when local youths attacked with concrete blocks, bottles, and buckets of paint.

A local man filmed the attack and uploaded footage. The video shows the reality of “rock attacks,” which often involve heavy concrete blocks thrown from upper floors of buildings.

The Jerusalem area has seen an increase in the frequency of rock attacks in recent months.

Jews living in mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhoods and passengers on Israeli bus lines that pass by the Old City have been targeted particularly frequently.