A rock-throwing attack took place
at the Mount of Olives:
A group of Arab youths threw rocks at a bus carrying Jewish passengers on the Mount of Olives Monday morning, resulting in a shattered windshield and shaken passengers, police said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said there were no injuries and that the assailants fled the scene, averting arrest.
“Police continue to intensively search the area for the suspects,” he added.
The site of the attack, located near Judaism’s largest cemetery, has long been targeted by Arab teens from nearby schools who take advantage of the area’s narrow streets and congested traffic to throw rocks at stopped Jewish vehicles.
The Mount of Olive’s Cemetery, where four prophets, former prime minister Menachem Begin, Hebrew revivalist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and leaders of revered rabbinical dynasties are buried, is only accessible by driving through Palestinian neighborhoods.
Chronic rock attacks there have resulted in many visitors being forced to retain security escorts provided by the Ministry of Housing and Construction to visit the grave-sites of family and friends.
More security is badly needed for this neighborhood to be safe, and to ensure the thugs will be found and arrested.
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