Undercover Border Police arrested five of the Muslim Arab teenagers who threw the Molotov cocktails at the Jewish homes.
About two weeks ago, the undercover officers were dispatched to the neighborhood and spotted the suspects throwing firebombs at the Jewish house.
The 16-year-old suspects, residents of eastern Jerusalem, were taken to a police investigation and when the investigation was completed, a serious charge of terrorism was brought against them.
Just released for publication, Muslim Arab youth threw Molotov cocktails on buildings with Jewish residents in the Maale Hazeitim community on the Mount of Olives. Thankfully undercover cops were there at the time and arrested five of them.
This is the sad reality of life for Jews who live on the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest Jewish “communities” in the world with the oldest Jewish cemetery, where Kings and Prophets from the Bible are buried. It is mentioned in the Bible, the place where King David ran to in fleeing from his son Abshalom.
Yet the world treats the Miunt of Olives as if somehow automatically belongs to the Arabs because it is in “East Jerusalem”, an area of Jerusalem illegally occupied by Jordan between 1948-1967. The Jordanians then expelled all Jews living on the Eastern side of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem was never a divided city, it was always a United City, until Israel’s war of Independence in 1948.
After Israel liberated all of Jerusalem in 1967 Jews returned to live in those neighborhoods as well.
We are home. We are not going anywhere, regardless of the terror war the Muslim Arabs continue to wage against us, with the sympathy of world leaders and journalists. Just think, the Muslim Arabs have been using terror and violence against us for over 100 years. Yet, look at the Jewish people in Israel today. Thriving, growing, and living in rebuilt communities across our ancestral homeland.
Peace with our enemies will come when they learn to live in peace with our presence in our ancestral homeland. Until that day, we will continue defending ourselves.
As former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said “If we (Israel) have a choice between being dead and pitied, and being alive with a bad image, we’d rather be alive and have a bad image”