Jerusalem Arabs Attack the Light Rail (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 05/24/12)
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Passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail were targeted Thursday by
Arabs in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located in the northern
section of the capital.
The attackers hurled rocks as the train rolled by, traumatizing some
of the passengers but causing no damage since the train´s cars are
reinforced. The train´s operator, Citipass, reported that none of the
passengers were physically injured in the incident, and trains
continued to run as usual.
This is not the first attack by Jerusalem Arabs on the Light Rail.
Muhamad Shuman is currently being held in custody in connection with
the March stabbing of a 19-year-old female soldier aboard the train
as it passed through the city´s northern neighborhood of Pisgat Ze´ev.
Also in March, Arab attackers succeeded in cracking the glass of
several windows on the train after hurling rocks at the cars as they
passed through a northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood. The windows,
which are shatterproof, are intended to crack – rather than smash --
upon impact when something is hurled at them. The passengers, none of
whom were physically injured, were transferred to another train.
Rock attacks aimed at the Light Rail go back as far as last year. In
December a gang of Arabs hurled rocks from the Shuafat neighborhood,
and in October, a group of Jerusalem Arabs attacked the train from
the same area. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/24/12)
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