A group of Arabs and their left-wing Jewish allies verbally and physically attacked a Jewish family moving into a new home in a small Jewish community on the eastern side of Jerusalem on Tuesday.
The family had recently bought an apartment in the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood, where Israeli anarchists and local Arabs have set up a protest tent against what they call "settlement activity."
Shortly after arriving, one of the family's male members was physically attacked by the protesters. A friend who accompanied the family demanded that nearby police intervene, but they refused. According to Israel National News, the police only stepped in when more family members came to the victim's aid. However, the police response was to arrest the "settlers," not the protesters who had viciously beaten one of the new residents.
Israelis to the right of the political spectrum, especially those who put into practice their firm belief that the entirety of the land belongs to the Jews, fear that years of demonizing Israeli "settlers" in the media has resulted in their inability to receive the same kind of protection and rights as other citizens.