Israeli Firefighters Increasingly Under Attack in Yerushalayim Arab Neighborhoods


israeli fire department firefightersThe Israeli Fire Department has reported a sharp increase in violent attacks against its firefighters in Yerushalayim’s Arab neighborhoods over the past two years.

“It’s dangerous, and it’s mostly sad, and a shame,” a source in Jerusalem’s Fire Department said. “We come to rescue civilians, and their neighbors attack us with serious violence,” with barrages of stones, firebombs, and violent physical attacks.

While only a few dozen such incidents were reported in 2013, in 2014 the number of incidents surpassed 100. In the first half of 2015, over 70 violent incidents were reported, with several firefighters wounded and damage caused to fire trucks.

{ Israel News Bureau}