Jerusalem Arab residents from the Jabil Mukhaber neighborhood perpetrated massive rock-throwing against the neighboring Armon HaNatziv Jewish neighborhood in the capital. The attackers directed their stones through windows and balconies of the Jewish residents. Resident Gil Schechter described the situation to the media “as a battlefield”. He stated while this last round of terrorism was particularly difficult, the attacks have become weekly occurrences.
Schechter stated this time the attackers came very close to the apartments, signaling their brazen state of mind. He added he and other residents were compelled to throw rocks back at them to repel the attack until police arrived.
Yisrael Hayom reports Mayor Nir Barkat has installed technological devices to combat the attacks and he makes regular visits to the community.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)