Rock landed next to the baby's seat
Rock landed next to the baby's seat Courtesy

Arabs attacked an Israeli vehicle Sunday with rocks, as it traveled between Tekoa, in the Etzion Bloc, and the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.

A married couple and their six-month-old daughter were in the car. The car's windows were badly smashed but miraculously, the parents and child were unhurt.

The father said afterward that Arabs with covered faces attacked the car not far from an IDF roadblock. One rock penetrated from the front of the car, flew over the baby's head, and struck the rear seat, where it was stopped by the baby seat.

Meanwhile, violence in Jerusalem continued Saturday night. Two firebombs were hurled in Nof Tzion, next to Jabal Mukaber - one of them penetrated a home, caught fire and caused damage.

Four suspects in the ongoing Jerusalem riots were arrested overnight, and 27 other suspects believed to be involved in throwing rocks and firebombs were arrested over the Sabbath. 

'Our tragedy'

President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence call to the family of Alexander Levlovitz (64), who was killed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in an attack by Arab terrorists, after a rock thrown through his car's window made him lose control of the vehicle and crash.

Rivlin embraced the members of the family who were sitting shiva – in mourning – telling Levlovitz's wife and children how much he regretted their loss.

“I am not here as President, but as a resident of Jerusalem,” Rivlin told the mourners. “I have heard a great deal about Alexander, about his life as a Jerusalemite, where he was born and raised, and how much he loved the city.”

Shoshana Ben-Adi, Levlovitz's sister, told Rivlin that she was “jealous” of her brother for having the opportunity to be born in Jerusalem – while she was born in Romania, where she spent her early years. “Many Jews came to Israel to fulfill their vision, but apparently our struggle for our land is not over. This is our tragedy.”

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