A 19-year-old resident of east Jerusalem was sentenced to 18 months in
prison for throwing rocks at the light rail on Sunday in the Jerusalem
Magistrate Court, in the first court case dealing with violence against
the light rail.
The teenager threw rocks at the light rail as it went
through the neighborhood of Shuafat on August 8, 2011, about a week
before the light rail began carrying passengers. Prosecutors pointed to
the fact that the defendant had previously served community service for
knife possession and had a history of violent issues and interactions
In the past year, the light rail has been damaged by rocks
thrown at it more than half a dozen times.