Video captured by Victor Chernovsky, a resident of French Hill in Jerusalem, shows 3 Arab men setting fire to his car Tuesday night.
“Last night at 10 forty, in the Tzameret neighborhood, which is a part of French Hill, my wife and I had gone to sleep, and so had the kids,” Arutz Sheva quoted Chernovky as saying. “Suddenly I heard the dog barking and there was an explosion. We already had something like this happen last year and we installed a camera, and it transmits a picture that we can see on our iPhones.”
Arutz Sheva also quoted Chernovsky as saying, “These guys are maybe 18 or 20 and they escape into the village. And if police try to go into the village, it is like Gaza. Every police car that goes in is pelted with a hail of rocks. So the question is, is this a part of Jerusalem or not? Are we being slowly driven out of here? My neighbors have left. And we feel like we are hostages of the village. They can walk around freely and receive employment, and we can’t enter their village.”
French Hill has seen an influx of Arab residents in recent years, which has drawn concern from local residents who fear that their presence could draw cover for other, less law-abiding individuals.
CCTV footage of the incident can be viewed below.