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Rock Ambush Injures Baby in Samaria

Eleven-month-old baby was lightly hurt when Arabs threw rocks at the car she was in, near Yitzhar.
By Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/27/2014, 2:10 PM

The baby who was attacked
The baby who was attacked
Samaria Security Dept.

An 11-month-old baby girl was lightly hurt Wednesday when Arabs threw rocks at the car she was in, at Yitzhar junction in Samaria.

A Magen David Adom ambulance that was alerted reached the junction and gave the baby first aid. It then took her to Schneider Children's Hospital in Petah Tikva.

The ambulance driver said that the rock that hit the baby was the size of a fist and that the fact that the baby did not suffer more severe injuries is “a miracle.”

The attack took place just as it was reported that after a year and a half of intensive operations and treatment, four-and-a-half-year-old Adelle Biton will be returning to her home in the town of Yakir, in Samaria, tomorrow (Thursday).

On March 2013, as she was travelling in a car with her siblings and mother Adva close to the city of Ariel, their car was ambushed by Arabs, who hurled rocks at the car, causing it to veer off the road and crash headfirst into a truck.

Adelle, who was just three years old at the time, was left critically injured and fighting for her life; investigators say she was struck directly in the head by fist-sized rock thrown by her attackers.

Following a difficult period in intensive care and extensive operations she was transferred for rehabilitation at the Beit Lowenstein hospital in Raanana. As her recovery slowly progressed, she was allowed home to Yakir for weekends.

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 avehicle 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.