Sept. 21, 2015
Counting Rock and Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem – Nadav Shragai (Israel Hayom)
Israel’s security services assess that since the start of 2015, more than 5,000 cases of rock throwing have taken place in Jerusalem.
The statistic doesn’t document the moments of fear and threat, or the trauma caused to the Jewish population in the city’s border neighborhoods or in the Old City.
Fourteen Israelis have been murdered by rock throwers in recent decades.
In Jerusalem last week, 25 firebombs were thrown at homes in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, not far from where Alexander Levlovitz was murdered.
In the first eight months of 2015, nearly 300 firebombs were aimed at Jewish targets in Jerusalem, with 200 between May and August.
See also Israeli Parents, Baby Survive Ambush by Palestinian Rock-Throwers – Tovah Lazaroff (Jerusalem Post)
- Basic Protection – Editorial
Alexander Levlovitz, 64, was murdered in cold-blood by Arab stone-throwers in Jerusalem last week. Stone-throwers are terrorists in every sense of the word. Hurling rocks at moving vehicles is invariably an extreme act of malice aforethought. There are no pacifist and compassionate stoners. An act of intentional premeditated violence cannot be downplayed as nonviolent.
The tendency internationally is often to belittle the crime of stone-throwing and regard it as an expression of youthful exuberance, which is how the Arab communities which send out brainwashed youths to target Jewish traffic like to present things. Unthinkably, stoning Jews has become a popular sport which is glorified in Arab society as heroic.
Attacks on innocent travelers mustn’t be belittled merely because the weapon of choice isn’t a firearm. Often large rocks are hurled, heavy cement blocks and even outright boulders – and stoning attacks have claimed many lives over the years. (Jerusalem Post)
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