Daily Israel Report

Five Injured in Rock Barrage Near Jerusalem

Dozens of Arabs hurling rocks at cars on the Tekoa – Har Homa road south of the capital.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/22/2013, 11:56 AM

Rock-throwing terrorist
Rock-throwing terrorist
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Five people have been lightly injured in a large scale rock ambush by Arab attackers near Jerusalem Tuesday.

Voice of Israel pubic radio reported that dozens of Arabs were hurling rocks at cars on the Tekoa – Har Homa road south of the capital.

The Shin Bet summary for September counted 133 terror attacks, compared to 99 in August. Most of the attacks were in the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria, where there were 104 attacks, compared to 68 in August.

Two soldiers were killed by Arab terrorists in September: Sgt. Tomer Hazan Hy”d was abducted and murdered, and First Sgt. Gal Kobi was killed by a sniper in Hevron.

In Gaza, there were three instances of rocket fire at Israel, in which a total of eight rockets were fired, and one detonation of an explosive charge.

In Jerusalem, there were 26 attacks, compared to 25 in August.

The vast majority of terror attacks in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 117 out of 129 attacks – were firebomb attacks.

The Shin Bet statistics for terror attacks do not include rock attacks, although these have killed and maimed many victims over the years.