French Hill in Jerusalem is pretty much a nightmare in terms of stolen cars, and sexual harassment.
No matter how much residents complain and ask for more assistance, the answer is-as you see the police spokesman say "if we get a report, we'll respond".
Self defense is not a bad idea, certainly being armed is better.
Of course, if a woman (either Jewish or Arab) did pull a gun and injure or kill an attacker she would definitely be charged.
It's a lose lose situation when authorities turn a blind eye to the lawlessness in French Hill and particularly around Hebrew U. It's VERY creepy there at night.