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Arab terrorists hurling molotov cocktail firebombs at Jewish homes, trying to burn entire families as they sleep - it has become part of a routine of terror in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem, where a "silent intifada" has been raging under the radar of major news outlets.

A new video shows just shocking and potentially lethal the wave of terror has become; the video, uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, shows Arab terrorists from the Al Sawana neighborhood just east of the Old City, between the Mount of Olives and Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus, lobbing firebombs at Jewish homes.

The terrorists can be seen charging the homes in the dead of night clutching their molotov cocktails, before releasing the bombs at the houses in large arcs and then turning tail to flee the scene.

Two of the firebombs are seen catching, setting alight the homes with blazing fires. Miraculously, the inhabitants were able to avoid the urgent danger.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has been actively promoting the recent terror wave, with senior PA official Jibril Rajoub saying in August his organization had made a "political decision" not to stop anyone from "slaughtering a settlement."

Fatah terrorists have also been engaged in gun battles in and around Jerusalem,and were recently filmed firing automatic weapons into the air in the capital. Hamas has also been getting in on the action; another recent video shows terrorists with Hamas headbands shooting at an IDF Border Patrol post with modified sub-machine guns in Jerusalem's Shuafat neighborhood.

Aside from the shooting incidents, Jews have been targeted in several ambush lynch attempts, aside from the incessant rock throwing attacks.

The Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, has been a focal point of the Arab violence, with Arab riots repeatedly forcing the closure of entry to Jewish visitors. The Jerusalem Light Rail has also been hard hit by the rioters, who have destroyed the three stations in Arab-majority neighborhoods and continue damaging the trains as they pass through.

Shockingly, Israeli police have been revealed to be hushing up Arab terror in Jerusalem, as Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat urged the media to stay quiet on the topic in order to avoid potential harm to local tourism. Finally he broke down earlier this month and called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to end the "silent intifada."

Such action has not been forthcoming, as just this Monday after more violent Arab riots on the Temple Mount Netanyahu called for the "status quo" of the site to be preserved.