Daily Israel Report

Rocks at MKs Who Toured City of David

A vehicle carrying members of the Knesset's State Control Committee came under a rock attack from Jerusalem Arabs Tuesday. No one was hurt.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/12/2010, 12:51 PM / Last Update: 10/12/2010, 12:55 PM

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Arabs hurled rocks at a vehicle carrying six Knesset Members on a tour of the City of David area late Tuesday morning. No one was hurt, but the vehicle sustained damage.

The MKs, members of the Knesset State Control committee, had come to the ancient neighborhood see for themselves the site of recent Arab violence. Among the MKs who were in the targeted the vehicle were Yoel Hasson (Kadima), Yariv Levin (Likud) and Aryeh Eldad (National Union).

The legislators met at the disputed Beit Yehonatan house in the Silwan area, and their car was attacked as they were leaving the neighborhood before police escorted them out of danger. The identity of the attackers is not yet known and police are still looking for them.

Arab residents of the City of David and Shiloach have been attacking Jews on a nearly daily basis recently and receive cooperation from leftist activists and journalists.

Also touring the City of David was Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, who said,  "We will stop the stone-throwing with covert and overt forces, and we will bring back the quiet," even if it means arresting children and their parents.