Arabs have perpetrated similar anti-Semitic attacks in Jerusalem, recording and uploading them to social media.
By Aryeh Savir, TPS
Jerusalem’s police were successful in tracking down and arresting an Arab suspected of committing an anti-Semitic attack against an ultra-Orthodox Jew on the light rail in Jerusalem on Thursday, on Israel’s Independence Day.
The suspect, 17, from the neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem, walked over to an ultra-Orthodox 14-year-old boy sitting on the train and violently slapped him in the face for no apparent reason, and then fled. The attack was documented and uploaded to social media. The clip, which was presented as a source of amusement, is accompanied by music
The police stated Tuesday that they succeeded in arresting the suspect in the attack.
Following the uploading of the video to social networks a few days ago, the police launched an investigation and an intelligence operation to locate the main suspect.
The findings revealed that the suspect fled to the Palestinian Authority and recently, thanks to a significant intelligence and technological effort, Border Police troops and Jerusalem District police officers arrested him at the Qalandiya crossing just north of Jerusalem.
The Arab who filmed the attack was arrested earlier this week.
“The police and the Border Police will continue to act decisively and resolutely to eradicate the incidents of violence, using all the means and capabilities available to the police,” it stated.
Similar anti-Semitic attacks that were recorded and uploaded to social media occurred over the past few days in Jerusalem. In one such clip, an ultra-Orthodox Jew is seen being attacked by dozens of stone-throwing Arabs at the Damascus Gate area at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.
In another clip, an Arab is seen splashing hot coffee on a Jew as he passes through the Damascus Gate. The attacker was arrested shortly after.
This new trend, dubbed Tik-Tok terrorism, is developing in tandem with the Muslim month of Ramadan.
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