Daily Israel Report

Baby Lightly Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

Two-year-old girl lightly hurt in an Arab rock-throwing attack near Huwara in Samaria, the latest in a string of such attacks.
By Ido Ben Porat
First Publish: 8/29/2014, 3:15 AM

Rock attack in Huwara
Rock attack in Huwara
Yitzhar

The string of rock-throwing attacks continued on Thursday, and once again a baby was the victim.

A two-year-old girl was lightly hurt when Arabs threw rocks at the car she was in as it was travelling on Highway 60 near Huwara in Samaria.

The windows of the car shattered onto the baby seat in the car, injuring the baby. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and did not require hospitalization.

The incident comes just one day after an 11-month-old baby girl was lightly hurt 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.”

On Monday evening, three children were hurt 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.

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.