Daily Israel Report

'Palestine Spring' Rock Attack Hurts Jewish Boy in Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority Arabs scored another rock attack victim Sunday evening, this one in Jerusalem. A boy was injured in Maale Zeitim.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/26/2011, 2:13 AM

Hevron rock throwers.
Hevron rock throwers.
Jewish residents of Hevron.

Less than 48 hours after murdering a man and his baby in a rock attack on Highway 60, Palestinian Authority Arabs showed the type of state they want to declare when they scored another “victory” over a child in another "Palestinian Spring" attack, this one in Jerusalem.

A young Jewish boy was wounded in a hail of sharp-edged rocks hurled by PA Arabs in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maale Zeitim, on the Mount of Olives. The boy received medical care at the scene, while Israel Police began searching the area for the attackers.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas returned to a hero's welcome in Ramallah earlier in the day Sunday after demanding the United Nations Security Council recognize the PA as a sovereign nation and grant the entity "full membership" in the international body. He announced to the thousands of cheering Arabs that he was launching the "Palestinian Spring" -- claiming it would be one of "non-violent means" -- a short-lived claim, it seems - to cement the PA's claims to all of Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem restored to Israel's capital in the 1967 Six Day War. 

On the same day Abbas was making his "demands" at the podium of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, terrorists in a car on Highway 60 hurled a large, deadly sharp-edged rock at the windshield of 25-year-old Asher Palmer, smashing the driver square in the face and sending his car careening out of control. He and his 10-month-old son Yonatan were killed in what police initially reported to be a "motor vehicle accident" -- but what settlers immediately and correctly suspected had been a terror attack.

On Sunday, hundreds of mourners expressed outrage at the funeral for Palmer and his baby son, livid over the news that police had apparently covered up the fact that an Arab terrorist rock attack had been responsible for the deaths to keep the area quiet while the Prime Minister was in New York.

Adding insult to injury, Arabs from the nearby village of Beit Anoun hurled rocks at the mourners as they walked the road to Kiryat Arba during the funeral. IDF soldiers were sent to the scene and used riot control measures to disperse the mob.

“The rock throwing has become unbearable,” said Kiryat Arba local municipal council head Malachi Levinger. “We demand that security forces find a way to completely end this phenomenon.”