The wave of violence in Jerusalem is persisting, as Arab rioters continue to clash with security forces and target Israeli civilians.
Since the terror attack last week that claimed the lives of a three-month-old baby and a young woman, police are proceeding with Operation Guardians of the Walls to quell the ongoing violence. Several Arabs were arrested in the past few days while assaulting the Jerusalem light-rail train, Israeli buses and educational institutions.
A Horrific Encounter
One family’s story can properly exemplify what Israelis encounter when attacked by Palestinian-Arab assailants in their own capital.
Driving in their van with their seven children, between six months and 10 years of age, in the vicinity of the Jerusalem District Court, an Israeli couple encountered a massive hail of rocks pelted by Arabs.
The family emerged from the horrific attack uninjured, although the van incurred massive damage.
Police arrived at the scene after the mob fled and launched a search for the terrorists.
Carrying on with the Fight against Terror
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security consultation meeting on Monday with the security and justice ministers and top officials.
The Israeli leader directed the advancement of severe punishment for rock-throwers. Representatives from the State Attorney’s office said that they have already called for stiffer punishments for rioters, including the possibility of imposing economic sanctions on the parents of minors who are caught throwing stones.
Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated the need to counter the campaign of incitement being waged by Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas.
Author: Aryeh Savir
Staff Writer, United with Israel