Israeli Hurt in Jerusalem Rock Attack on Mount of Olives (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 03/28/12)
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An Israeli man was hurt Wednesday in an attack by Arabs near the
Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem. The victim, whose name was not
released, was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center with light
injuries after coming under attack by Arabs hurling large, sharp-
edged rocks at his car as he drove near the cemetery.
Police began searching the area for the attackers and have launched
an investigation into the incident.
Such attacks on the Mount of Olives have become more frequent in
recent weeks, as they have elsewhere around the country, with
questions rising as to whether the latest wave of Arab violence
portends the start of a "Third Intifada," or third stage in the Oslo
War -- the Arab violence that came in the wake of the Oslo Accords.
A week ago, Arabs firebombed several Israeli homes in the Ma´ale
Zeitim (Ras el-Amud) neighborhood near the Jerusalem cemetery.
One of the firebombs (Molotov cocktails) exploded against the window
of a child´s bedroom. Another blew up in a parking lot. Miraculously,
no physical injuries were reported in the attack.
Within hours, more than 150 people gathered in Yonkers, New York to
protest the increasing danger from Arab attacks at the Mount of
Olives. The International Committee for the Preservation of Har
HaZeitim (Mount of Olives) noted the continued Arab desecration in
the cemetery, questioning why Israel´s government seemed unable to
control the situation.
Last month, two U.S. Congress members Representative Elliot Engel and
American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of
the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,
were all attacked by Arabs at the site.
U.S. Democratic Representatives Elliot Engel and Jerold Nadler were
both present when Arabs began hurling rocks at the group as they
visited the ancient holy site. One of the hand-thrown missiles, a
large “baseball-sized” rock, just missed hitting Congressman Nadler.
A leading Israeli journalist recently called on the public to begin
defending itself against such attacks, commenting on the sense of
growing anarchy, and dropping faith in police protection.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/28/12)
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