East Jerusalem Arabs suspected in rock attack on light rail train

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February 22, 2015 17:33

 
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A Sunday afternoon rock attack by Arab suspects on a light rail train traveling through the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat resulted in a shattered window and police search for the culprits, who fled the scene.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack took place at 2 p.m. forcing the train to stop for an extended period at the following stop in Beit Hanina to assess damages. No one was wounded during the assault, he said.

While noting that rock attacks on the light rail in Shuafat have largely abated over the past few months after peaking when Arab rioters destroyed the train stop there last summer, Rosenfeld said the phenomenon has not totally been eliminated.

“There have been less instances, but once in a while stones are thrown at the light rail and police units respond by increasing patrols to ensure passengers are safe,” he said.

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