Jewish Groom Attacked on Mount of Olives (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/29/12)
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The man who was hurt in a rock attack in the Mount of Olives cemetery
on Wednesday, was a groom about to get married and who was visiting
his grandmother´s grave at the cemetery.
The groom said that a mob made up of young local Arabs threw stones
at him and his friend who accompanied him and poured paint on their
vehicle. The two managed to drive off and escaped with only minor
The two were lightly injured and were taken to the Shaare Tzedek in
Jerusalem. Luckily, they were released in time so the groom could
make his wedding. Police are investigating the incident.
Jews who visit the Mount of Olives have been regularly targeted by
Arabs for quite some time now.
A group of U.S. law enforcement professionals were recently witnesses
to a rock attack on two Jewish men who came to visit the cemetery.
The two men had been attacked by dozens of Arab youths as they were
driving up to the cemetery.
United States Democratic Congressmen Elliot Engel and Executive Vice
Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Malcolm Hoenlein were
recently attacked by Arab rock throwers as they visited the cemetery
on the Mount of Olives.
Last week over 150 people gathered at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center
in Yonkers, New York, for an evening of discussions about the
security threat on the Mount of Olives.
MK Aryeh Eldad criticized Jerusalem District Commander Niso Shaham on
Wednesday for his failure to take action over the continued Arab
violence on the Mount of Olives.
“Acts of lynching take place every day on the Mount of Olives,” said
Eldad. “Today once again, a Jew on his wedding day was wounded by
stones and his car was smashed. A few days ago torched a vehicle was
torched, but the police fails to defend Jews on the Mount of Olives.”
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/29/12)
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