Jerusalem24 – Israeli police officers admitted their feeling of helplessness in the face of the events and confrontations that have been taking place in recent days on a daily basis in several towns and villages in occupied Jerusalem.
In a report by the Israeli newspaper Maariv published today Monday, Israeli police officers were wondering if they lost their power of deterrence. In recent days confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces have escalated in East Jerusalem’s neighborhoods, leading to a massive campaign of arrests attempting to control the neighborhoods.
Recent videos published to social media showing confrontations and attacks on Israeli police vehicles showed a weakness in the police in the face of these events, that they no longer frighten the Palestinians. Flashing back to the events that took took place in Lydd, Ramle, the Negev and other areas during the events that occurred in those cities recently and during the month of May in 2021.
The newspaper presented a question, “do we slowly go back to the days of Operation Guardian of the Fences?”, referring to the confrontations that erupted before the confrontation with Gaza, adding, “No one can answer until now, but if the policy does not change and the police do not return to their strength, we will reach a worse situation.”
“We are in a difficult situation and we feel really helpless,” Israeli police officers told the Israeli newspaper.