After Infant's Murder, Arabs Attack Jerusalem Kindergarten

Rioters target a kindergarten in Ma'ale ha-Zeitim and the light rail station in Shuafat Thursday morning, after last night's deadly attack.
By Cynthia Blank
First Publish: 10/23/2014, 10:37 AM

Rock attack
Rock attack
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A day after the tragic attack in Jerusalem, resulting in the death of an infant girl, assaults against Jewish targets by Arab extremists continue. 

Masked Arabs threw rocks at a children's kindergarten Thursday morning. The kindergarten is located in the Ma'ale ha-Zeitim neighborhood next to Ras al-Amud, in eastern Jerusalem. No injuries or damage were reported. Police and border patrol are attempting to determine the location of the suspects, who fled. 

"Jerusalem police emphasizes that it will demonstrate zero tolerance towards any incident of violence and will put its hand on anyone who disturbs public order in the city and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

It is unclear if the kindergarten which was attacked is the same one targeted by Arab thugs late last month. That shocking attack was caught on camera.

In addition to the attack at the kindergarten, stones were thrown at the light rail station in Shuafat in eastern Jerusalem Thursday morning. The train was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

A similar incident took place Wednesday at the same location, also causing damage. However, there were no injuries then either. 

A 12-year-old boy, who was caught Wednesday throwing stones at an Israeli vehicle in the neighborhood At-Tur, was brought to a bail hearing today. 

Last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security consultation where he called for reinforcements.

As of this morning police troops and border police forces will increase their presence in Jerusalem. Likewise, a strengthened police and patrol presence will be seen in the more populated areas of the capital. 

Chaya Zisel Braun, the 3-month-old baby with American citizenship, who was murdered yesterday, was brought to rest at midnight in Jerusalem.

Shmuel Braun, the infant's father eulogized her: "We have no questions for God. God gave and God took. Zisel, in the last hour of your life, we were with you at the Kotel (Western Wall), and you looked up at me and smiled. God had other plans." 

President Rivlin also spoke stating that increasing incitement, backed by the Arab leadership, could wreak havoc on the delicate fabric of life in Jerusalem. But the murderers must know that no force will move us from Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. 

Four others wounded in the terrorist attack are still being hospitalized. At Hadassah Ein Kerem, a South American woman's condition remains critical. She underwent head surgery during the night. At Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, another woman remains in moderate condition. 

Two others, lightly injured, are expected to be released from the hospital later on Thursday.