Baby Targeted in Rock Attack

Arab teens stone car in Jerusalem, nearly hitting a baby; soldier wounded in Samaria in a separate rock attack.

Maayana Miskin, | updated: 22:09

Car damaged in attack
Car damaged in attack
Israel news photo: Arutz 7

Arab teens stoned a car in Jerusalem this week, nearly hitting a young baby who was sitting in the back seat. The incident took place at the entrance to Ir David (City of David), outside the Old City and next to the increasingly violent Arab neighborhood in the Silwan area.

The parents, residents of the Jewish village of Kida in Samaria, had traveled to the capital to celebrate Jerusalem Day. After visiting family in the neighborhood of Nof Tzion, the couple set off for Ir David.

As they approached the neighborhood, they found themselves stuck in traffic. Suddenly, several young Arab men assembled behind their car and began throwing stones at the back windshield. The couple's young baby was in his car seat, facing the back windshield. While most stones missed the car, one large rock shattered the windshield and missed the infant's head by centimeters.

Similar attacks have caused serious injury and even death in the past.

On Tuesday, a soldier suffered moderate wounds to his head in a separate rock attack in Samaria as he protected a group of hikers from Shilo who were attacked by Palestinian Authority Arabs.