MKs Michael Ben Ari and Aryeh Eldad (National Union) toured eastern
Jerusalem Sunday and spoke to Arabs on the road that leads to the
Mount of Olives cemetery, to hear firsthand about the recurrent
attacks against Jewish motorists there.
The Arab residents admitted to the Knesset members that youths do
indeed attack Jews on the road, and offered several explanations for
the phenomenon. For one thing, they said, there are no playgrounds
for the children, so they are bored and throw rocks.
Another reason offered was that Jews have bought homes on the Mount
of Olives, and the Arabs are angered by this.
Large police forces provided security for the tour, including a
helicopter that hovered overhead.