Arab Ambush of Children´s Bus in Jerusalem (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 05/02/12)
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A bus filled with children ages 3 to 13 was suddenly pelted with
rocks and concrete cinder blocks hurled by Arab teens in Jerusalem´s
mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhood of Abu Tur.
Rivka and Eilat, two eighthgrade students living in the area who were
on the bus at the time, told Arutz Sheva about the experience.
The incident started when the bus reached Naomi Street. Large rocks
began flying at the bus, cracking the windows and breaking the front
Although the windows were made of reinforced glass, and thus remained
in place with the black marks from the blows of the stones and cinder
blocks, the door was “completely broken,” they said.
"I saw only his face,” Rivka and Eilat said, adding that they saw
three children about 10 years old with rocks in their hands approach
the bus. They hurled their missiles at their Jewish victims and then
quickly raced away into the alleys of the neighborhood.
It is certain the ambush was planned well in advance by a guiding
hand that understood the schedules of the Jewish school bus, and how
to exploit the passion and ignorance of Arab youth.
The instant the bus was struck by rocks, the Arab bus driver
immediately hit the gas pedal and accelerated the speed to flee from
"They threw [the rocks] and ran away. Police and an ambulance with
sirens came within a minute, and began to investigate,” the children
"There was great fear in the bus,” they added. “Children were shaking
and crying. There were some who were 3 years old, children who were
not used to rock throwing,” they said. “But there were no bombs,
Rivka and Eilat are certain this event will not stop them from
traveling in the area. “We are not afraid,” they said. “It is
important to keep traveling, and for them to know we are not afraid
of them. We must be here.”
They spoke of returning to school the next morning, to the same
routine without fear and without choice – because this is the only
route to their school – just like every other student.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/02/12)
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