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Three Children Wounded in Eastern Jerusalem Rock Attack

22-year-old Arab arrested after throwing rocks at a vehicle in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/26/2014, 12:14 AM

Arab rioters throwing rocks (illustration)
Arab rioters throwing rocks (illustration)
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Three children were wounded on Monday evening in a rock attack in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

The attack occurred when a 22-year-old Arab terrorist threw rocks towards a vehicle that was travelling in the neighborhood.

Undercover police officers arrested the masked rock thrower, who tried to resist arrest by throwing rocks at the officers.

He was taken for questioning, and admitted to several incidents of rock throwing. The investigation is ongoing.

Arutz Sheva has reported on many occasions about rock attacks, which have become frequent occurrences in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria in recent years.

Such rock attacks can be lethal, as was the case in an attack in September of 2011 which targeted Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan. The two were killed when an Arab terrorist hurled large rocks at their car.

In March, Jerusalem Councilman Moshe Lion had rocks thrown at him by Arab residents on while touring in the Silwan neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

This past Saturday night, Arab terrorists threw rocks at the Sharchaton family’s car, critically wounding the father, Yedaya, who was in the car with his wife and one-year-old daughter.