Rare Footage of Arab Attack in Eastern Jerusalem
A rare 7-second video uploaded to Youtube on December 11 shows the intensity of Arab terror attacks in eastern Jerusalem. The footage shows two masked Arabs standing ready to ambush an Israeli security officer.
One of them is seen lighting a molotov cocktail and throwing it at the guard from close range, apparently setting his clothes on fire. The video is embedded below:
The Palestinian Authority (PA) does not punish terror attacks against Israel, and indeed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently granted a posthumous "Star of Honor" to arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, responsible for the murder of at least 125 Israelis in numerous terror attacks.
There is an ongoing discussion as to whether a "third intifada," or full-scale Arab uprising, is beginning. US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened a third intifada in November should peace talks fail, a threat some consider a self-fulfilling prophecy as it was quickly followed by a wave of attacks.
Last Sunday Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat acknowledged an upswing in attacks by Arabs in Israel's capital. His comments came after a 2 year old girl, Avigail Ben-Tzion, was injured in a rock throwing attack in Jerusalem. Charges have been filed against 7 Arab youths for their involvement in the brutal attack.
On Thursday, Arabs used the snow in Jerusalem to conceal rocks and throw them at cars as well as hareidi-religious Jews.
Meanwhile Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, passed a bill recently stating that attacks against Israel will not be considered terrorism by the country.