Security cameras captured a group of Palestinians Thursday, throwing Molotov cocktails at two police squads in Ma'ale ha-Zeitim in East Jerusalem while the neighborhood of Beit Hanina also displayed a disturbing sign supportive of violence - graffiti of the flag championed by ISIS.
The video appears to show police temporarily retreating behind their vehicles without offering any response to the Palestinian attackers. A member of the local neighborhood watch, Joshua Vander, told Ynet such incidents have become every-day occurrences and Thursday wasn't the first time he observed what he called a "weak" response by authorities.
According to Vander, security representatives told him that procedures during such incidents are more difficult during the month of Ramadan and that police are hesitant to respond with crowd control measures without an explicit order form their superiors.
Video: Anti Terror T.V. (צילום: Anti Teror TV)
The film was capture by a camera installed by a new organization called "Anti Terror T.V." who's goal is to document otherwise unseen or unverifiable security incidents. Several such cameras were recently placed in key points in East Jerusalem.
Police in Jerusalem responded to the incident saying that more than 400 had been arrested for similar disturbances so far in 2015 including the throwing of rocks and Molotov cocktails.