By Cynthia Blank
First Publish: 10/1/2015, 2:45 PM
A group of Arab rock-throwers attacked Israeli vehicles on Thursday near the Tekoa community ofEtzion.
A mother and her six-month-old son were lightly injured by the rocks. They were treated on site and did not require hospitalization. Two additional Israelis also suffered shock.
Shortly after the attack, Hevron Police arrested a 15-year-old from the Arab village Takua as a suspect in the attack. More arrests are expected to follow.
Moshe Marom, the, who had been driving the attacked vehicle, was not hurt, but described his fear during the attack.
"The [Arab] children had just gotten out of school and when I passed near them, they threw rocks and. They just blew up our car," he recounted.
"I had three children in the back - a six-year-old boy, a three-year-old toddler and a baby half a year old. Miraculously nothing happened."
"I was afraid for my life," he added, "but I managed to keep control with both hands on the wheel and drove on."
Arab rock attacks against Jews have become increasingly common in Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria, particularly since the start of the Highin mid-September.
On Rosh Hashana eve, Jerusalem resident Alexander Levlovich, 64, was killed after losing his control of his car when Arab terrorists pelted the vehicle with a barrage of rocks.
The Israeli government has vowed to crack down on rock-throwers, including introducing legislation setting a minimum four-year jail time for such terrorists as well as other deterrents.
In response to this latest attack, Gush Etzion Regional Council head David Perl urged the government to "take a firm and uncompromising hand against rock-throwers, until safety andis returned to inhabitants of the region."
"While Abbas is spreading lies and encouraging violence and terror on the UN stage his words are translated to the field with rock terrorism that grows and grows," Perl charged. "Only a miracle saved the lives of family members attacked near Tekoa today."
Mother tells of terrifying moment Arab man on a scooter tried to snatch her baby as she prepared to place him in her car in Jerusalem.
First Publish: 9/7/2015, 9:35 AM
Police checkpoint (file)
An Arab man on a scooter attempted to abduct a year-old Jewish baby who stood next to his mother on a Jerusalem sidewalk, the mother said. The Moriah region police is investigating the incident, which took place Saturday evening.
"It was terrible, I was in shock,” the mother – Yaheli Badihi – told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot.
Yaheli, her husband Tzod and their son Zohar live in the community of Keshet, in the Golan Heights. At week's end they drove to Jerusalem to visit Tzod's grandmother, who lives in Ahuzat Beit Hakerem in Jerusalem.
When they were about to go back home, Tzod was still in his grandmother's home, and Yaheli went outside with the baby and began to place his stroller in the boot of their car.
"I put the stuff on the sidewalk, next to me, and Zohar sat on the sidewalk right next to me, with his feet on the road,” she recounted. “I was putting in the equipment and I got a little tied up with the for a moment stroller. Suddenly I heard Zohar screaming in an unfamiliar way. I turned around and I saw someone on a scooter with one foot on the vehicle and one foot on the asphalt.”
The scooter driver was leaning forward, she said, and had caught a hold of her son. “He turned in our direction, caught Zohar by the armpit and lifted him up from the sidewalk. I tried to pull him away from him and I couldn't, so I hugged him from the back and pulled him hard in my direction. He actually had Zohar in his hands.
"Luckily for me he was leaning forward, so he was unable to bring all of his strength to bear. I let out a crazy scream, and people turned around and looked. When he realized he didn't stand a chance, he said in a heavy Arabic accent, 'I thought it was a doll,' and guffawed and escaped.”
The couple called the police and began driving home toward the Golan Heights. A squad car from the Wadi Ara region was sent to meet them halfway on Highway 6, and they gave testimony. They were then asked to give testimony at the local police station, too, before they continued home.
Another shocking video from Old City shows Muslims brutalizing a Jewish father – this time, the dad was pushing a baby stroller.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/1/2015, 3:28 PM
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/1/2015, 3:28 PM
Following a disturbing video that showed a Muslim mob taunting a hassidic Jewish father and his terrified sons, a second video has emerged showing Muslim humiliation of a Jewish father as he walks through the alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City. The somewhat blurry video shows at least two Jews carrying Sukkot lulav packages and was shot during the Sukkot holiday.
The video shows an Arab man forcefully kicking a man in haredi garb in the hip, as the man was pushing a baby stroller. The attack is documented in the initial seconds of the video.
The spokesman for the Jerusalem Police confirmed to Arutz Sheva that the suspected attacker was arrested Wednesday.
It has been circulating on social networks and appears to have been filmed and uploaded by Arabs on the first or second day of the Sukkot holiday. The video has received over 170,000 views – a huge number in Israeli terms.
A previously published video, taken Monday morning, on the first day of the Jewish festival Sukkot, shows mobs of Muslims harassing Jews on their way to pray at the Kotel (Western Wall).
The footage shows one terrified young boy crying to his dad "abba abba!" as the mob converges on them.
Many viewers have remarked that the footage is reminiscent of scenes in which Germans taunted Jews in the streets of 1930s Germany. And yet, it is from the Jewish state, which was supposedly established precisely to make scenes like this impossible.
IDF rings Palestinian villages in search of terrorists who killed Israeli couple
IDF deploys 4 battalions to West Bank after deadly shooting attack
The Israeli couple killed were identified as Eitam and Na'ama Henkin from the West Bank settlement of Neria.