Car after rock attack
Car after rock attackIsrael news photo by Ephriam Menashri

A rock-throwing Arab teenager nearly killed a baby Sunday morning when the huge rock he hurled at the car crashed a few inches from the infant.

“We were saved by a miracle,” “Roie,” a resident of Samaria, told Arutz Sheva. "I do not even want to think what would have happened if the rock had hit the baby."

“We were driving south from Rehalim when an Arab around 17 years old, standing next to a school, threw a huge rock at the car,” he said. Rehelim is in Binyamin, near Shiloh and the community was authorized by Israel's government.

He said he was traveling around 80 kilometers an hour (50 miles an hour), and the rock smashed through the car window and landed only a few inches from the baby’s seat.

He was sitting with his wife in the vehicle, and their eight-year-old son and two-year-old daughter were sitting next to the infant.

The family also was shocked by the behavior of the police. Soldiers, after realizing what had happened, closed the road to search for the attacker, but police at the scene threatened then with arrest if they did not re-open it.

Mainstream media did not report the attack, following usual practice to ignore rock-throwing unless it causes an accident or injury.

The objective of the rock-throwers is murder, whether by a direct hit or by causing a driver to lose control of his vehicle and to crash.

Over a year ago terrorists “succeeded” in killing Asher Palmer and his two-year-old son when they threw a rock at Palmer’s car near Kiryat Arba-Hevron. Police determined the crash was a traffic accident until evidence published by Arutz Sheva forced them to carry out an investigation, which proved it was a terrorist attack.