Vehicle Attacked with Rocks on the Way to Funeral
A vehicle from central Israel was attacked by rock-throwing Arabs as it was making its way to the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Monday.
The attack took place in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Ariel Dorfman, who drove the vehicle that was targeted, told Arutz Sheva that the attack took place as he turned off Route 443 and entered Beit Hanina.
“One Arab called his friends and, all of a sudden, there were 15 Arabs at the scene who began to throw rocks at the car,” he recalled.
The rocks smashed through the car’s windshield, hitting two children in the head. They were taken for medical treatment in a hospital.
"We pulled ourselves together, sped off and fled the neighborhood as fast we could,” said Dorfman. "We naively thought that the State of Israel has control of the situation in broad daylight in the middle of Jerusalem, but unfortunately the Arabs feel that they can do what they want, when they want."
Last week, Jerusalem resident Moshe Orange was hit by a large rock on his way home on Route 443.
Orange was hit by a rock while on his motorcycle at approximately 11:00 p.m. Thursday night, as his motorbike passed the junction for Givat Zeev just ahead of the turn off for Atarot. Arab youths launched a hail of rocks towards passing vehicles, causing a number of injuries as well as serious damage to several cars.
Despite being struck by a rock while driving, Orange managed to maintain enough control to continue driving a few meters before stopping. He describes what happened to him as "a miracle."
Arutz Sheva has reported on many occasions about rock attacks targeting Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and other areas of Israel. Jewish residents of Jerusalem’s Abu Tor neighborhood, for example, have been the victims of repeated rock attacks by Arab residents of the neighborhood.
Rock attacks perpetrated by Arab terrorists have killed and maimed many people, including babies. These include three-year-old Adelle Biton, who was critically wounded in a rock terror attack in Samaria in March, and infant Yonatan Palmer, who was killed along with his father, Asher, when an Arab terrorist hurled large rocks at the Palmers’ car in September of 2011.