Jerusalem: Arab Sets Jewish-Owned Cars On Fire On Shabbos

Police officers at the scene of the burning cars. (Israel Police)

Six cars owned by Jews were set on fire on Friday night in the Silwan neighborhood, on the outskirts of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The incident occurred about 5 a.m. on Shabbos morning. Three firefighter teams arrived at the scene and quelled the flames.

The cars sustained severe damage but Baruch Hashem, no one was injured in the incident.

An Arab-Israeli who was allegedly involved in the crime was arrested by Israel Police close to the end of Shabbos.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. This happened to my minivan in 2014 in the Arnona neighborhood in Jerusalem. At that time, about 30 Jewish vehicles in the Arnona / Baka neighborhood were firebombed. Our minivan was in our garage, which was an “open” garage, i.e. there was no door. It was a horrible experience, with the smoke going through the entire building and everyone needing to evacuate to fix the extensive damage done. The police insisted that the news not cover the attacks and the government refused to list these attacks as terrorism, causing our insurance to pay for it and our insurance premiums to skyrocket.