Jerusalem: Family's Car Pelted by Large Rocks

The windshield of a Jewish family was shattered by large rocks as it drove on Jerusalem's streets. Police have no answers.

Elad Benari ,

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A family whose members were travelling in their vehicle near Jerusalem’s central bus station on Sunday was pelted by huge rocks from a nearby building.

The incident occurred as the family’s vehicle stopped on one of the streets behind the central bus station. As the family members were getting out of the vehicle, huge rocks were thrown at it, as one member of the family, Oren, told Arutz Sheva.

According to Oren, shortly after the vehicle stopped, two strong booms were heard and he immediately saw that a huge rock on that had landed on the car’s rear windshield, shattering it. The passengers, including an eight-month-old baby, got out of the vehicle and managed to escape unharmed. Within minutes the police arrived.

Oren added that the rock that had been thrown toward the vehicle weighed about five kilograms (about 11 pounds). He said that the officer who examined the angle from which the rock landed determined that it had been thrown from a nearby building.

After a short investigation, said Oren, the family members were asked to file a complaint with the police and the contractor was also questioned, but none of the workers in the building were ever questioned by the officer.

Upon speaking to neighbors on the same street, the family discovered that this was the third time that rocks had been hurled in the area, and that previously rocks had been thrown at the shutters of a nearby building.

Oren added that after the police officer left, one of the family members approached the car, at which point two more heavy rocks were thrown onto the car’s roof, crushing it. The driver was slightly injured by glass fragments.

“It is a national disgrace that Jews cannot go travel around Jerusalem, near the central bus station, in a non-armored vehicle,” Oren said.



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