A 44-year-old hareidi Jewish man was wounded Tuesday night and hospitalized in moderate to light condition, after Arab terrorists hurled large rocks at his car in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
The wounded man was treated by Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics and evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in the capital, as the police launched an investigation to locate the perpetrators.
Yehuda Mizrahi, one of the medics who was at the scene, reconstructed his part in the event to Arutz Sheva, saying “we joined a police vehicle at the entrance to Neve Ya’akov, where the police transferred to us a 44-year-old man who was fully conscious, suffering from a bleeding wound on his face, eye, and a wound to the jaw and teeth.”
“He told us that while driving he was attacked with large rocks,” said Mizrahi. “We gave him first aid in the field and evacuated him quickly for continued treatment at the trauma room of the hospital as his status was classified as lightly to moderately wounded.”
The latest attack is part of what is becoming known as a “silent intifada” focused particularly in Jerusalem, where attacks have risen exponentially in recent months, in a phenomenon that has been quickly spiraling out of control with lynch-mobs and even live gunfire.
On Tuesday, two Arab children were arrested in two separate incidents of rock throwing, one of them an 11-year-old who hurled rocks at a Jewish car in the Shiloach (Silwan) neighborhood, and the other a nine-year-old who threw rocks at police in the A-Tor neighborhood.
On Monday and Tuesday morning, police arrested 22 Arab suspects including six children aged around 12 who admitted to throwing firebombs at the homes of Jewish families in Abu Tor, in southern Jerusalem, because they “hate Jews.”
The rise in Arab terrorism in Jerusalem has accompanied a recent spurt in construction projects for Arab residents of the city and a lack of enforcement against ongoing illegal Arab construction, which Jerusalem Council Aryeh King has warned acts as a prize for terrorism