Jerusalem Arabs riot
Jerusalem Arabs riotIsrael news photo: Arutz Sheva

Jerusalem Arabs, including children from an Israeli government school, attacked and wounded the director of the Almagor terror victims group early Wednesday morning. He and his wife narrowly escaped murder at the hands of the rioters.

The victim, former senior IDF officer Meir Indor, suffered head wounds and is being treated at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.

His daughter Sarah Beck, a journalist for Channel 2 television, told Israel National News her mother was driving Indor back from an all-night Torah study session at a Jewish neighborhood at the Mount of Olives (Har HaZeitim), a tradition on the last day of Sukkot, known in Hebrew as Hoshanah Raba.

“My father was sitting next to my mother, and they were stuck in traffic and blocked by a car full of Arabs,” early Wednesday morning, she reported. “Suddenly, the Arabs attacked them with metal rods, cinder blocks and rocks with the participation of children from the adjacent Al Tur school.

Beck pointed out that the school is administered by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

The attack continued for several minutes, and Indor’s wife managed to get out of the traffic jam, but not before her husband was wounded and their car damaged beyond repair. She was able to drive the vehicle to the hospital.

Beck said that the incident raises serious questions about the education for the boys who are learning in an Israeli school and who also participated in the near-murder of her father.

Indor’s Amalgor terror victims association is one of the first groups that was established to help victims of Arab terror and their families. It has vigorously campaigned against freeing terrorists and has documented that nearly 200 of them have returned to terrorist attacks against Israelis.

Indor also was a co-founder of the Sar El Volunteers for Israel program that brought thousands of Americans to Israel to work in agriculture and in the army during the Peace for Galilee-Lebanese War that broke out in the early 1980s.