Rock-throwing attacks continue in the capital despite the passing of the new law that rock-throwing carries a five year prison term. Police on Wednesday evening 6 Menachem Av arrested one young Arab stone-thrower, an 8-year-old hurling rocket at people in the Har HaZeisim area. Police summoned the child’s parents and filed the incident with social services.
There were also numerous rock-throwing attacks in recent days against the Jerusalem light rail. B”H there were no reports of injuries but cars and windows of the light rail were damaged.
Police officials express sorrow over the involvement of young children in rock-throwing attacks against security forces, calling on parents to watch their children and educate them against participating in such acts.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)