More on Har HaZeisim Rock-Throwing Attack

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Actually, the headline is misleading for it may lead one to believe there was only one rock-throwing attack against Jewish drivers in the Har HaZeisim area when in fact, this is a daily occurrence and frequently, occurs numerous times per day.

This report refers to a particular attack that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. YWN-ISRAEL has since learned that the victim was a chosson, on the day of his chasnah who was traveling to his mother’s kever to be mispallel before heading to the chupah. B’chasdei Hashem his injuries were minor and after being treated in Shaare Zedek Medical Center he headed to the chupah.

On their way to her kever they were attacked and the vehicle’s windows were smashed. A large heavy can was also hurled at the windshield. The driver was a friend of the Chosson named Dror. He became confused as windows were smashing and he stopped the vehicle. Suddenly, close to 20 Arab youths surrounded the vehicle and began pounding them with rocks and heavy objects with obvious intent to seriously injure or kill them.

Dror was still on his phone, getting directions to the kever as they were driving, and he began screaming for assistance. Baruch Hashem, they emerged with only one minor injury and the extensive damage was just to the vehicle.

Despite repeated calls for an increased police presence, it appears that while attacks are increasing in frequency, Israel is hesitant to exercise her sovereignty in the area; despite the fact the Arabs continue to desecrate kivrei yisrael in vandal attacks in the cemetery.

Another recent attack on Har HaZeisim includes an assault against a 74-year-old chareidi male who stopped by the cemetery. He ran after his attacker but abandoned the chase after realizing he may be running into a trap. This attack occurred on Monday, 3 Nissan.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

5 COMMENTS

  1. If I had relatives buried there, I would create a non-profit org. together with the Chevrei Kadisha and provide funding for private armed security 24/7 with a fence.The Churva shul was rebuilt with private funding, so can this, especially with the help of all those families!

  2. @ahavas_yisroel

    I disagree-Har Hazaisim security is not a matter for private security. If Israel claims to be a sovereign state and has sovereignty over the neighborhood on top of har-hazaisim, they should keep a sufficient police presence there to provide security. Unfortunately, I believe that the reason Israel does nothing about this situation is because its only a Charedi concern and the government does really care about charedim. Its high time some charedi MKs make a huge fuss about this deplorable situation.

  3. If lets say hertzel or Ben guryon were buried on har hazeitim (chas veshalom). They would put up that fence # 1 was talking about but since it’s rabbis hurried there so ” who cares ” chas veshalom

  4. Israel is hesitant to exercise her sovereignty in the area; despite the fact the Arabs continue to desecrate kivrei yisrael in vandal attacks in the cemetery.

    THIS IS the GUIST OF THE PROBLEM -Israel is hesitant to inflame global society by proclaiming its hold on Yerushalayim, Capitol of Israel.

    #1 Nonsense
    #2 Your writing good…