The security situation in Israel has been deteriorating for some time, and has reached full-blown “intifada” intensity, with hundreds of terror attacks taking place every week in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, including the central Highway 443.
Making things worse, Israeli media largely denies or ignores the attacks, and the IDF has inexplicably been given orders not to fire at terrorists except in the most severe circumstances. Videos triumphantly published by Arabs show IDF and Border Police forces under attack, their vehicles pelted with rocks and firebombs, and their response – often weak.
Adding to the general feeling of insecurity and violation is the continuing inability of the government to expel African infiltrators, who have created an atmosphere of terror and lawlessness in numerous cities within Israel, while holding brazen demonstrations with leftist encouragement and telling local Jews that they have come to stay.
Harel Noff, 47, a journalist and actor, published an unusually harsh warning to the government this week, as part of his ongoing video commentary on social media. The video went viral and has been featured on major websites and on television's Channel 20, with total views apparently in the six-digit range.
Noff, who dons different costumes for every video commentary, sported a Che Guevara beret for the video and used a poster of the leftist revolutionary as his background prop, but the message is clearly anti-leftist, and some would say – chilling.
Full blown 'intifada'
Jerusalem is under a full-blown massive terror onslaught – or 'intifada,' as Arabs call it – according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Construction and Housing, which operates a security service in the area known as the “Old City Basin.” The area includes the Old City quarters inside the city's ancient walls, as well as the Mount of Olives, the Silwan (Shiloah) neigborhood and the City of David.
The numbers for June and July indicate an average of close to ten terror attacks per day in this part of the city alone.
The statistics do not include terror attacks in the city's eastern villages and neighborhoods, and this means that the full numbers for Jerusalem are much worse.
In June and July, a total of 580 terror attacks were documented, against both civilians and security forces. These included 477 rock attacks, as well as 28 firebomb attacks against vehicles and homes in which Jews reside. Additional incidents involved throwing empty glass bottles, firing fireworks and damaging property.