Daily Israel Report

Yeshiva Student Lightly Wounded in Jerusalem Rock Attack

24 -year-old yeshiva student lightly wounded after being struck by a rock near the Mount of Olives.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/11/2013, 12:12 AM

Rock-throwing terrorist
Rock-throwing terrorist
Flash 90

A 24 -year-old yeshiva student was lightly wounded on Sunday evening after being struck by a rock as he was driving near the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

The student, who needed stitches, was taken to the Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and is expected to be released shortly.

Some of his friends told Arutz Sheva that the rock struck just a few centimeters from his left eye and that it was a “great miracle” that he was not seriously hurt.

They called on the police to increase its presence in the region, particularly in light of recent security-related incidents that have taken place.

Two months ago, during the holiday of Sukkot, a hareidi-religious family from New York was the victim of a vicious attack by Arabs as they were making their way to pray on the Mount of Olives.

The family, including children, got stuck in a big traffic jam next to the Mount of Olives when disorderly Arabs began to attack the car with rocks and cement blocks.

After they broke the windows, the attackers tried to reach the family itself. They began to attack the passengers, who were crying for help in the vehicle. During the many minutes that help did not come, the driver was trying, without success to escape.

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.